Meikle, R.D. 1977: Flora of Cyprus 1
but modified, supplemented and names used differing
1Flowers pink
1'Flowers white
2Leaves longitudinally 3-nerved, grey-tomentose; style very short, < 0.5 mm long; capsule 8 x 5 mm
2'Leaves penninerved, not distinctly grey-tomentose; style elongate, 2.5-4 mm long; capsule 6-10 x 6-8 mm
3Whole plant glandular and viscid; leaves broadly obovate, strongly rugose with crisped or undulate margins
3'Plant much less glandular and scarcely viscid, upper parts of stems and sepals often densely clothed with long white hairs; leaves often rather narrowly obovate, obscurely rugose and with flat or slightly crisped margins
4Leaves ovate or oblong; outer sepals distinctly cordate
4'Leaves linear-lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate; outer sepals not distinctly cordate
5Flowers small (seldom more than 2.5 cm diam.) in scorpioid or umbel-like cymes; leaves with conspicuous venation; capsule c. 4-5 mm diam.
5'Flowers large (5-9 cm or more diam.), solitary at the ends of lateral branchlets; leaves with inconspicuous venation; capsule c. 13 mm diam.