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Genus: Mimetes (Silver Pagodas)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Proteales > Family: Proteaceae

The 13 species are endemic to the Western Cape.

Species (all endemic to Western Cape and Eastern Cape)

List from Rourke (2003) and Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Mimetes arboreus (Kogelberg pagoda)

Mimetes argenteus (Silver pagoda)

Mimetes capitulatus (Conical pagoda)

Mimetes chrysanthus (Golden pagoda)

Mimetes cucullatus (Common pagoda)

Mimetes fimbrifolius (Tree pagoda, Fringed pagoda)

Mimetes hirtus (Marsh pagoda)

Mimetes hottentoticus (Matchstick pagoda)

Mimetes palustris (Cryptic pagoda)

Mimetes pauciflorus (Three-flowered pagoda)

Mimetes saxatilis (Limestone pagoda)

Mimetes splendidus (Splendid pagoda)

Mimetes stokoei (Mace pagoda)


  • Rourke, J.P. 2003. Proteaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 795-809. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.