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Antimima P1020690.JPG
Antimima sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Antimima

Antimima is a succulent plant genus in the Aizoaceae family, indigenous to South Africa and Namibia. [1]


The Greek word "antimimos" means "imitating", and refers to the similarity some species have to the different Argyroderma genus.

The species of this varied genus typically grow as dense cushions or mats. Otherwise, Antimima species are very similar in their superficial looks to the related Ruschia genus, with 3-sided waxy succulent leaves, and pink or white flowers.[2]


It contains 104 accepted species, that were split off from the related Ruschia genus. They include:


  1. ^ "Antimima". Kew Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ J. Manning: Field Guide to Fynbos. Struik, 2007. p.334.