Mimetes argenteus Salisb. ex Knight

Silver Pagoda, Silver Mimetes, Silver-leaf Bottlebrush, Silvery Mimetes

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Mimetes

Category: Shrub

Size: To 12' tall


Erect. Blue-green foliage. Pink to yellow, salmon, colored flowers. Bracts yellow to green.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

Stem 3 and 4 feet high. Leaves 1 to 1 1/2 inch braod, 1 1/2 to 2 long, quite entire, exceedingly silky. Bractes silky externally. (Cult. Prot.)


Published in Cult. Prot. 67 in 1809. Mr. F. Masson discovered it...

Synonyms Protea nitens Thunb., Mimetes nitens (Thunb.) Roem. & Schult., Mimetes massonii R.Br.


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