R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 2. 1985
but modified
1Style divided into at least six branches; anthers 6-8 mm long; flowering time November (-January)
1'Style divided into 3 branches; anthers 7-12 mm long; flowering time January-April
2Anthers dark purplish-maroon; perianth segments 2.2-2.7 cm long; leaves equalling or exceeding the flower at anthesis; corm tunic splitting into parallel fibres for most of its length
2'Anthers yellow; perianth segments 1.5-3.5 cm long; leaves only shortly developed at anthesis, sometimes reaching the base of the flower; corm tunic largely membranous, splitting into parallel fibres only near the base, and basally circumscissile, producing horizontal rings