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APG-Fam.: Colchicaceae / Autumn Crocus Fam.       Fam. tradit.: Liliaceae / Lily Fam.  

Genus:  Colchicum  L.
 

Authors:
   GUSS.:  Giovanni Gussone (1787 - 1866), Italian botanist
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Colchicum:   from Colchis at the Black Sea, in Greek mythology the land of the poisoners
   cupanii:   Francesco Cupani (1657 - 1710), priest and botanist at Palermo (Sicily, Italy)
 

Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus, GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 26.11.2013 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Fig. 1:  Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus
GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 26.11.2013 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus, GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 26.11.2013 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Fig. 2:  Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus
GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 26.11.2013 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus, GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 10.11.2014 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Fig. 3:  Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus
GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 10.11.2014 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus, GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 10.11.2014 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)
Fig. 4:  Colchicum cupanii / Cupani's Autumn Crocus
GR Gerania - Mountains, Loutraki 10.11.2014 (Photo: Gisela Nikolopoulou)


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