*Tree Pagoda – Mimetes fimbriifolius – member of the Protea family.

Habit: A rounded, gnarled shrub to 5m tall
Fire survival: Killed, only seeds survive
Sexual system: Both sexes in each flower
Flowers: All year round, peaking July – December
Pollinator: Bird
Fruit: Released 2-6 months after flowering
Seed dispersal: Ants
Seed storage: Underground in ants nests
Rarity status: Not threatened
Habitat: Sandy soils, 0-1100m
Distribution: A Cape Peninsula endemic*

Cape Town – South Africa


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  • anandbakshi
    anandbakshialmost 5 years ago

    This is awesome Macky……….

  • Thanks very much Anand!!

    – Macky

  • serendip
    serendipalmost 5 years ago

    We’re so lucky with our “Floral Kingdom” – you show it off well.

  • Thanks very much, taken at my favourite gardens. :-)

    – Macky

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyalmost 5 years ago

    This is so wonderful Macky, such a beautiful plant!

  • Thanks so much Sylvia!!

    – Macky

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carteralmost 5 years ago

    Lovley – I love those South African plants. They do well over here too :)

  • Thanks very much Robyn, I believe so yes!!

    – Macky

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdalmost 5 years ago

    WOW! Awesome Macky, beautiful.

  • Thanks very much Troy!!

    – Macky

  • InPort
    InPortalmost 5 years ago

    G’day MACKY!

    You have made a great botanical study of this amazing member of the Protea family.
    The specimen is perfect, the lighting superb, the depth of field and focus render great clarity and the colours are so beautifully natural.


  • Thanks very much Dennis, much appreciated!!

    – Macky

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    Such a delightful shot and good description

  • Thanks so much K!!

    – Macky

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

  • A hearty thanks K!!

    – Macky

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Macky, superb shot!

  • Thank you very much David!!

    – Macky

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