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Cyclamen rhodium

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Cyclamen rhodium (also called Cyclamen peloponnesiacum; once included in Cyclamen repandum) is a species of flowering plant in genus Cyclamen of the family Primulaceae, native to the Peloponnese, Rhodes, and southwestern Kos. It is a tuberous perennial growing to 10 cm (4 in), with mottled, heart-shaped leaves and pink flowers, darker carmine pink at the base, appearing in spring. Like all cyclamens, the flowers consist of five upswept, reflexed petals.[1][2]

Subspecies

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Cyclamen rhodium subsp. vividum

There are three subspecies, distinguished by range and flower color.

Cyclamen rhodium subsp. rhodium is white or pale pink with a pink nose and grows in shaded woodland and shrubland on the islands of Rhodes and Kos.

Cyclamen rhodium subsp. peloponnesiacum J. Compton & Culham is pink with a deep carmine-pink mouth and grows in shaded woodland in the Taygetus Mountains in the southern Peloponnese and near Mt. Aroania in the north.

Cyclamen rhodium subsp. vividum J. Compton & Culham is deep carmine-magenta and grows in sunny areas on the southeastern coast of the Peloponnese.

Former names

Cyclamen rhodium was once called Cyclamen peloponnesiacum; before that, it was included in Cyclamen repandum. The subspecies of Cyclamen rhodium were classified thus:

  • Cyclamen repandum
    • subsp. rhodense
    • subsp. peloponnesiacum var. peloponnesiacum
    • subsp. peloponnesiacum var. vividum
  • Cyclamen peloponnesiacum (Grey-Wilson) Kit Tan
    • subsp. rhodense
    • subsp. peloponnesiacum
    • subsp. vividum

References

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ "Cyclamen rhodium". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 22 July 2013.

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Cyclamen rhodium: Brief Summary

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Cyclamen rhodium (also called Cyclamen peloponnesiacum; once included in Cyclamen repandum) is a species of flowering plant in genus Cyclamen of the family Primulaceae, native to the Peloponnese, Rhodes, and southwestern Kos. It is a tuberous perennial growing to 10 cm (4 in), with mottled, heart-shaped leaves and pink flowers, darker carmine pink at the base, appearing in spring. Like all cyclamens, the flowers consist of five upswept, reflexed petals.

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