A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Tempskyana or Ramiflora!

This little flower is a member of the Iris family and looks like a crocus. It stands just 2 inches tall, is solitary and has a corm like a crocus but belongs to a genus of plants called Romulaes.

This is Romulae tempskyana.

However there is an almost identical Romulae found on Symi and I had to go back and have a second look the next day.

The difference is in the length of the tepals (petals x sepals).

 

 

This is Romulae ramiflora; the tepals are less than 12mm long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is Romulae tempskyana; the tepals are longer than 14mm. 

"Glad you cleared that one up" I can hear you saying!

 

 

 

 

 

 

R. ramiflora.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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