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Cyclamen libanoticum

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Photo by Bob Worsley,

The caudex from The roots sits on one side of the tuber.

Author: Friedrich H. Gustav Hildebrand, 1898
Origin:  Ibrahim River, Lebanon
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  8 Centimetres
Flower:  Light Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Lebanon Cyclamen
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Primulaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Hermann Gustav Hildebrand in 1898. It is found only in Jabal Moussa in the valley of the Ibrahim River in central Lebanon, growing in a rich soil with lots of water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are pale pink.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers. The species name after the country it is found in: Lebanon.

This is a winter-grower.