Cyclamen L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 145 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe to Iran and NE. Somalia.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs from tuberous rootstock
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, glabrous; blades heart-shaped to kidney-shaped or almost circular, entire or toothed, lobed or angled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, solitary, nodding, the stalk often coiling spirally in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply 5-lobed, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink, purple or white; lobes 5, united near base, twisted in bud but strongly reflexed in flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers connivent and forming a cone
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary superior, several-ovulate; style slender; stigma truncate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, splitting irregularly into 5–7 recurved valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds sticky.
Distribution
Genus of 20 species from parts of Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and with a single species in Somalia.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Science Photographs

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