Cyclamen intaminatum

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Cyclamen intaminatum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Cyclamen
Subgenus: Gyrophoebe
Series: Cilicium
Binomial name
Cyclamen intaminatum
(Meikle) Grey-Wilson

Cyclamen cilicium var. intaminatum Meikle

Cyclamen intaminatum (= Cyclamen cilicium var. intaminatum) is a perennial growing from a tuber, native to oak woodland in scattered spots at 100–1,100 m (330–3,610 ft) in western Turkey. It is similar to Cyclamen cilicium, but smaller.


The species is named intāminātum "undefiled",[1] from the stem of contāmen (= -tagmen) "pollution", from tangō "I touch",[2] because of the unmarked petals.


Leaves are almost round and dark green variegated with silver.

Flowers are white to light pink, with no spot of darker color on the nose as in many other cyclamens.


  1. ^ intāminātus. Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short. A Latin Dictionary on Perseus Project.
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas. "contaminate". Online Etymology Dictionary. 

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