Cyclamen elegans (= Cyclamen coum subsp. elegans) is a perennial growing from a tuber, native to the Alborz Mountains in northern Iran and southeastern Azerbaijan. It is native to forest in the Alborz Mountains of northwestern Iran and extreme southeastern Azerbaijan below 500 m (1,600 ft) elevation, where it can even be found growing in moss on the lower limbs of trees.
It is similar to Cyclamen coum, and was once considered a subspecies (Cyclamen coum subsp. elegans), but leaves and petals are longer.