A New Record: Cyclamen Persicum Mill. var. Autumnale Grey-Wilson was Added to the Native Lebanese Flora

Khodr Addam, Mohammad S. Al-Zein, Mounir Bou-Hamdan, Hala Naous

Abstract


Cyclamen persicum var. autumnale Grey-Wilson was observed to thrive in abundance in the village of  Bchamoun, Lebanon. The plant was re-described and illustrated. Morphologically, this variety closely resembles Cyclamen persicum Mill. But it differs in some taxonomic and other details, such as smaller flowers and leaves, growth of flowers before leaves, and very early flowering (in Autumn) for a short period.


Keywords


Primulaceae; Cyclamen persicum Mill. var. autumnale Grey-Wilson; taxonomy; biodiversity; flora; Lebanon; Mediterranean.

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