Cyclamen hederifolium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPrimulaceaeCyclamenCyclamen hederifolium


An aestivating long-lived perennial commonly cultivated in parks and gardens and reproducing by seed in dry, shaded positions, often under the canopy and against the roots of large trees. The self-fertile flowers arise laterally from initially leafless tubers at the soil surface, and seeds can be carried hundreds of metres, principally by ants. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of S. Europe and W. Turkey.

Atlas Change Index: 2.75

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Atlas text references

Atlas (202a)
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1995.  Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes.
Grey-Wilson C
1997.  Cyclamen : a guide for gardeners, horticulturalists and botanists.
Mabey R
1996.  Flora Britannica.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.