Mimetes cucullatus (L.) R.Br.

Common Mimetes, Common Pagoda, Red Mimetes, Red Pagoda, Lyre-bearing Mimetes

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Mimetes

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall


Multi-stemmed shrub. Dense foliage. Leaves elliptical, red tips, to 2" long. Flowers are cream. New growth red.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.

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Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 107 in 1810.

Basionym Leucadendron cucullatum L.

Synonyms Protea cucullata (L.) L., Mimetes lyrigera Salisb. ex Knight.

Synonyms from ProteaWorldOnline: Mimetes dregei Gand. & Schinz, Mimetes laxifolia Gand. & Schinz, Mimetes ludwigii Steud ex Meisn., Mimetes mixta Gand., Mimetes schinziana Gand.


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