Biarum pyrami Engl.
Biarum pyrami belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Biarum pyrami was already described and the name validly published by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott. It was Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1879.
The plants reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.
Biarum pyrami is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Biarum pyrami produces solitary dark-red spathae from October to December.
The plants produce berries.
Biarum pyrami is native to Turkey and Iran.
The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. Under glass use a mixture of loam, gravel and leaf compost.
The plants are suited for cultivation in a alpine house. Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Give little water in summer, do not water in winter.
Propagate by sowing in autumn or by bulbils in summer.
All plant parts are toxic and may cause discomfort if consumed. All plant parts may irritate the skin.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.