Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Mimetes cucullatus


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 Mimetes cucullatus   Mimetes cucullatus
 Mimetes cucullatus   Mimetes cucullatus
 Mimetes cucullatus   Mimetes cucullatus
 Mimetes cucullatus   Mimetes cucullatus

Habitat

well-drained sandy or gravelly, acid soils

Altitude

Low to medium

Flowering time

Almost all year, but peaking July to Nov

Description

This widespread Mimetes is the best known member of the genus. The numerous erect branches are covered with overlapping leaves which change from green on the lower parts to bright red at the top where the leaves embrace the capitula to form a bright and colourful inflorescence. The red and white tipped 'stump' gives the name rooistompie. The name also alludes to the persistent rootstock which resprouts after fire. The flowers are shorter than the minutely toothed leaves (diagnostic character).

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2017 / 3 / 22