Crocus antalyensis

 

Crocus antalyensis

 

Ssp antalyensis: Antalya çiğdemi; Ssp gemicii: Navruz çiğdemi; Ssp striatus: Çizik çiğdem
 
 
Corm tunic membranous, splitting into parallel fibres and with a long persistent neck at apex. Leaves 3-8, synanthous, 1-2.5 mm broad. Prophyll absent. Bracteole present, much reduced and enclosed within bract. Throat of perianth yellow, pubescent; segments 2-3.5 x 0.6-1.1 cm, obtuse to subacute, lilac-blue, outer ones sometimes buff or flecked with purple on outside or rarely white stained externally with blue near base. Filaments 3-5 mm, deep yellow, pubescent; anthers 1-1.2 cm, pale yellow. Style dividing into c. 6-12 slender orange or yellow branches. 2n = 8. Fl. 2-3. Sparse Quercus woodland or scrub, 800-1200 m.
 Endemic. E. Medit. element.