Table 1

Cyclamen climate preferences.

Cyclamen Species

Dev Tmp (0.36)*

Pcp Wet Mnth (0.68)

Tmp Warm Mnth (0.44)

Mean Tmp (0.36)*

Dev Pcp (0.60)

Num Mnth Tmp >0 (0.37)*

Tmp Cool Mnth (0.34)*

Pcp Warm Mnth (0.26)*

Tmp Range (0.37)*

Pcp Dry Mnth (0.35)*

Min Tmp Cool Mnth (0.34)*

Pcp Cool Mnth (0.61)

Mean Daily Pcp (0.52)

Hi Tmp Warm Mnth (0.41)


C. creticum (Dörfl.) Hildebr.

5.50

4.33

25.19

17.60

1.58

12.00

10.67

0.05

22.07

0.00

7.35

4.11

1.80

29.42

C. repandum Sm.

6.21

3.67

21.96

13.18

0.77

11.10

5.24

1.29

25.13

1.15

1.95

2.54

2.35

27.08

C. balearicum Willk.

5.90

2.97

22.81

14.15

0.57

11.54

6.92

0.94

25.38

0.81

2.96

1.91

1.92

28.34


C. rohlfsianum Aschers.

5.25

2.33

25.23

18.99

0.89

12.00

11.40

0.00

24.72

0.00

6.72

2.33

0.87

31.44

C. graecum Link

6.32

3.97

24.83

15.98

1.35

11.83

7.83

0.25

26.59

0.21

4.11

3.43

1.77

30.69

C. persicum Mill.

6.51

4.06

26.11

17.11

1.42

11.86

8.65

0.16

27.73

0.13

4.53

3.73

1.75

32.26

C. somalense Thulin & Warfa

3.53

0.83

30.51

26.12

0.22

12.00

21.66

0.23

21.07

0.10

16.00

0.10

0.35

37.07


C. hederifolium Ait.

6.54

3.59

21.89

12.81

0.81

10.63

4.22

1.24

26.64

1.08

0.82

2.59

2.23

27.46

C. africanum Boiss. & Reut.

6.42

2.71

24.63

15.13

0.76

12.00

7.37

0.34

28.93

0.29

2.92

2.10

1.56

31.84

C. purpurascens Mill.

7.06

4.18

16.61

7.38

0.66

7.63

-2.52

3.51

27.63

2.17

-5.72

2.35

3.03

21.92

C. colchicum Alboff

9.30

3.64

17.96

6.04

0.73

6.08

-7.79

2.41

37.37

1.32

-12.82

1.35

2.10

24.55


C. parviflorum Pobedimova

8.90

2.60

17.29

5.72

0.56

6.05

-7.23

0.91

36.72

0.80

-11.58

1.39

1.57

25.14

C. pseudibericum Hildebr.

7.49

4.02

26.65

16.72

1.32

11.33

6.25

0.37

30.50

0.34

2.15

3.72

2.12

32.65

C. cyprium Kotschy

6.31

3.36

27.17

18.67

1.23

12.00

10.43

0.07

26.77

0.04

6.26

3.18

1.33

33.03

C. libanoticum Hildebr.

6.54

4.50

22.00

13.56

1.73

10.50

4.75

0.00

30.60

0.00

-0.10

4.50

1.73

30.50


C. cilicium Boiss. & Heldr.

7.29

3.73

23.45

13.47

1.26

9.98

3.60

0.27

30.62

0.22

-0.55

3.59

1.74

30.07

C. mirabile Hildebr.

7.27

5.38

24.63

14.43

1.82

10.88

4.99

0.34

31.42

0.28

0.68

4.97

2.22

32.10

C. intaminatum (Meikle) C. Grey-Wilson

6.94

3.33

19.45

10.21

0.92

8.38

0.37

0.55

30.35

0.51

-3.46

2.90

1.85

26.89


C. trochopteranthum Schwarz

7.11

4.37

23.82

13.91

1.48

10.41

4.57

0.33

31.33

0.27

-0.01

4.26

1.88

31.32

C. coum Mill.

8.04

3.25

20.30

9.71

0.75

8.40

-1.74

1.38

32.46

1.01

-5.74

2.24

1.97

26.73

C. elegans Boiss. & Buhse

9.61

1.69

24.57

11.63

0.49

8.32

-2.20

0.32

39.24

0.25

-7.00

1.12

0.92

32.24


Mean values for climatic variables in Cyclamen based on distribution data. Species order follows phylogenetic tree. Precipitation is given in mm per day, Temperature in °C. QVI given in parentheses, * indicates QVI is lower than 95th percentile of randomisation replicates.

Key to column headings: Dev Tmp = Standard deviation of mean temperature; Pcp Wet Mnth = Mean daily precipitation in the wettest month; Tmp Warm Mnth = Mean temperature in the warmest month; Mean Tmp = Annual mean temperature; Dev Pcp = Standard deviation of mean daily precipitation; Num Mnth Tmp > 0 = Number of months with minimum temperature above freezing; Tmp Cool Mnth = Mean temperature in the coolest month; Pcp Warm Mnth = Mean daily precipitation in the warmest month; Tmp Range = Annual temperature range; Pcp Dry Mnth = Mean daily precipitation in the driest month; Min Tmp Cool Mnth = Minimum temperature in the coolest month; Pcp Cool Mnth = Mean daily precipitation in the coolest month; Mean Daily Pcp= Mean daily precipitation; Hi Tmp Warm Mnth = Highest temperature in the warmest month.

Yesson and Culham BMC Evolutionary Biology 2006 6:72   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-6-72

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