Wild Cyclamen species are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain to Iran, and also in Northeast Africa down to Somalia.
Wild populations in many habitats have been severely depleted by indiscriminate, not infrequently illegally collecting. Consequently some species like C. purpurascens shown on my painting are now endangered.
The plant is toxic; in white magic Cyclamen is used to bring happiness.
Original has been sold to a private collector.