Mimetes splendidus Salisb. ex Knight

Splendid Pagoda, Splendid Mimetes


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Mimetes

Category: Shrub

Size: To 8' tall

Description: 

Erect. Linear to elliptical leaves, pointed tips.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

A beautiful shrub with silvery foliage... Stem 5 and 6 feet high. Leaves 4 to 6 lines braod, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, lanceolate, closely 3-dentate, exceedingly silky. Bractes smooth on both surfaces. (Cult. Prot.)

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 31 in 1809. ...discovered by Mr. J. Niven...

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Mimetes intermedia Hutch.

Synonym (ProteaWorldOnline) Mimetes hibbertii R.Br.

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