Mimetes splendidus Salisb. ex Knight

Splendid Pagoda, Splendid Mimetes

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Mimetes

Category: Shrub

Size: To 8' tall


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.)


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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