Mimetes hirtus (L.) Salisb. ex Knight

Marsh Pagoda, Red and Yellow Bottlebrush, Tall Pagoda, Hairy Mimetes, Pineapple Bush


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Mimetes

Category: Shrub

Size: To 8' tall

Description: 

Smooth bark with a red tint. Leaves overlapping, lance-shaped, to 2" long, hairy. Flowers have yellow tubular bracts with red tips and red styles.

See ProteaWorldOnline and PlantzAfrica for photographs.

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 66 in 1809. ...I have no doubt a legitimate species, and sent as such by Mr. J. Niven...

Native to South Africa.

Basionym: Leucadendron hirtum L.

Synonym Protea hirta (L.) L.

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