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|Cyclamen creticum |
Common name: Cretan Sowbread
Cyclamen creticum, commonly known as Cretan Sowbread, is a small perennial herb endemic to Crete and Karpathos. It is closely related to Cyclamen repandum, and both are placed in subgenus Psilanthum. Some authorities consider C. creticum to be a subspecies of C. repandum.
Cyclamen creticum is a small plant that grows to heights of about 15 cm (5.9 in). It is a long-lived perennial herb with a tuberous rootstock. They tend to grow on rocky places, stream and river banks, gullies, or under bushes. Can be described as a tender plant; prefers to grow in the shade protected from the sun.
Leaf - Heart-shaped, cordate leaves, often coarsely toothed, of dark-green color with a red-purple back. Cloudy or netted silvery markings can be seen on the leaf.
Flower - Within the same species, C. creticum flowers come in two distinguished forms: Forma creticum and Forma pallide-roseum.
Forma creticum flowers are completely white.
Forma pallide-roseum flowers are white to light pink with an hints of pale pink infused.
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- [2016-02-10 9:39]
Hi Nikos,an excellent choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,only the blue of sky in background,and impressive sharpness and exposure on the flower,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-02-10 10:59]
Nice macro, sharply detailed with a beautiful blue background. taken from the best POV.
- [2016-02-10 11:29]
Great capture of a lovely species.
very nice composition with lovely colours and nice BG
thanks gr lou