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Mimetes cucullata.jpg
Mimetes cucullatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Mimetes

Mimetes is a genus of plants in the large family Proteaceae. This genus, as with other proteas, is popular with nectivorous birds such as the Cape sugarbird and several sunbird species.


The following species names are currently recognised, but many synonyms exist:[1]


  • Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Species listing: Mimetes.


  1. ^ "IPNI Plant Name Query Results". the Plant Names Project. Retrieved 2008-01-31.