Cyclamen rohlfsianum

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Cyclamen rohlfsianum Asch.

Primulaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: semi-evergreen

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: reflexed
Fruit: not specified

69B / e7bdee 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Primulanae
Ordo:
Primulales
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Cyclamen rohlfsianum is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Cyclamen rohlfsianum was described by Paul Friedrich August Ascherson in 1897. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cyclamen rohlfsianum is a species in the genus Cyclamen which contains approximately 34 to 54 species and belongs to the family of the Primulaceae (Primrose Family). The type species of the genus is Cyclamen purpurascens.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 13 centimetres.

Leaves

Cyclamen rohlfsianum is semi-deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are basal. They are cordate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cyclamen rohlfsianum produces solitary nodding, light purple reflexed flowers from September to October.


Root System

Distribution

Cyclamen rohlfsianum is native to Libya. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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