Cyclamen creticum

From Wikispecies
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cyclamen creticum


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Primulaceae
Subfamilia: Myrsinoideae
Genus: Cyclamen
Subgenus: C. subg. Psilanthum
Species: Cyclamen creticum



Cyclamen creticum Hildebr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2. 19(2): 367 (1906).

  • Type: Greece, Crete: region of Malaxa, living material sent by Prof. Miliarakis (Athens) and cultivated in Freiburg, later transferred to Karlsruhe (KR) and probably destroyed.
  • Neotype (designated by Compton 2004): “"Nomos Chanion. South from Maleme, Aghia Irini district, west of Omalos in a gulley with stream, sheltered. Acer orientalis group, leafmould, damp. Flowers pure white”. M. G. Hodgman 1. April 1976 (RNG).
  • Note: Published independently from Dörfler (1905), whose publication and collection were not mentioned by Hildebrand (1906).


  • Homotypic
    • Cyclamen hederifolium subsp. creticum (Hildebr.) O.Schwarz, Gartenflora N.F. 1938: 22 (1938).
  • Heterotypic
    • Cyclamen repandum var. creticum Dörfl., Verh. K.K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 55: 20 (1905).
      • Type: Crete, Aghios Vasilis, Kedros, Dörfler Iter Creticum 902, 1904 (WU).
      • Cyclamen repandum subsp. creticum (Dörfl.) Debussche & J.D.Thomps., Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 139: 141 (2002).
      • Cyclamen balearicum subsp. creticum (Dörfl.) Ietsw., J. Cyclamen Soc. 29(1): 20 (2005).
    • Cyclamen creticum f. erubescens J.Compton, J. Cyclamen Soc. 28: 33 (2004).
      • Type: “Crete 1995 Site 13C. 23 April 1995, Longitude 25 north, 56' 558" Latitude 35E 04' 877", Altitude 350m (1,100 ft), 50% shade, aspect east, slope 1:1.5. 50 yds north of a stream which is north of Stavrohori in a slight gully.” Cyclamen Society Expedition, CSE 9S570. (RNG).
    • Cyclamen creticum f. pallideroseum Grey-Wilson, Cyclamen Guide Gard., Hort. & Botanists 174 (1997). nom. inval.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Kriti (Crete, Karpathos).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references