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Antimima P1020690.JPG
Antimima sp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Subfamily: Ruschioideae
Tribe: Ruschieae
Genus: Antimima

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


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

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 genus Ruschia, with 3-sided waxy succulent leaves, and pink or white flowers.[2]


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