Cyclamen pseudibericum

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Cyclamen pseudibericum
Cyclamen pseudibericum04.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Cyclamen
Subgenus: Gyrophoebe
Series: Pubipedia
Species: C. pseudibericum
Binomial name
Cyclamen pseudibericum
Hildebr.

Cyclamen pseudibericum (incorrectly spelled pseudoibericum), the false Iberian cyclamen, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cyclamen of the family Primulaceae, native to the Amanus or Nur and Anti-Taurus Mountains in southern Turkey. It is an herbaceous, tuberous perennial growing to 12 cm (5 in). It is similar to Cyclamen coum, but with longer petals.

Description[edit]

The tuber develops roots from the center below. The leaves are longer than wide, with a hastate or Christmas-tree pattern in green and silver. The spring-blooming flowers with five reflexed, upswept petals, are fragrant and magenta-purple or pink, with a darker blotch and a white zone at the end of the nose (larger than that of C. coum). After flowering, a pod develops on a coiled stem that rests on the ground, releasing its seeds directly on to the soil surface.[1]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Cyclamen pseudibericum f. roseum

Forms[edit]

There are two naturally occurring forms, distinguished by predominant flower color. C. pseudibericum f. pseudibericum is magenta-purple and C. pseudibericum f. roseum is light pink to nearly white.

Hybrids[edit]

Cyclamen × schwarzii Grey-Wilson is a fertile hybrid of Cyclamen pseudibericum × Cyclamen libanoticum. This hybrid can cross back with one of the parents. According to Grey-Wilson some very pale forms of C. pseudibericum f. roseum could actually be C. ×schwarzii or a back-cross of it.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Cyclamen pseudibericum". Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Grey-Wilson, Christopher. Cyclamen: A Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists. Timber Press, 1997. ISBN 0-88192-386-9

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