Clanwilliam cedar, noun phrase

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Named for the town of Clanwilliam, in the Western Cape; see quotation 1971.
The indigenous evergreen tree Widdringtonia cedarbergensis of the Cupressaceae, much prized for its timber; Cape cedar, see Cape sense 2 a.
[1868 W.H. Harvey Genera of S. Afr. Plants 353Widdringtonia, Endl.,..South African trees, the ‘Cedars’ of the Cedarberg Mountains.]
1894 R. Marloth in Trans. of S. Afr. Phil. Soc. p.lxxxviThe Clanwilliam cedar (Callitris arborea).
1905 D.E. Hutchins in Flint & Gilchrist Science in S. Afr. 392The Clanwilliam Cedar is an exception to the difficult propagation, the slow growth, and delicate constitution of the indigenous trees generally. Unfortunately, that tree will not thrive away from its home in the rugged Cedarberg country — an area of 150 to 200 square miles.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 18Cedar, Clanwilliam,..Widdringtonia juniperoides...Growing on the Cedar mountains at and above the 3000 feet level.
c1936 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 320In the Cedarberg mountains, north of Capetown, a distinct type of forest occurs, that of the Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia juniperoides).
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 186Clanwilliam cedars are pyramidal conifers, growing like Christmas trees at first, then branching out.
1961 Palmer & Pitman Trees of S. Afr. 127The Clanwilliam cedar is one of our most valuable timber trees.
1971 J.A. Marsh in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. III. 134Cedar, Clanwilliam,..This coniferous tree is a member of the family Cupressaceae. The last remnants of this nearly extinct species are found on rocky outcrops at altitudes above 3,000 ft..in the Cedarberg Range in the Clanwilliam district of the South-Western Cape.
1990 Afr. Wildlife Vol.44 No.5, 278Like the true cedars..the Clanwilliam cedar also produces a beautiful, aromatic timber which is easily worked and takes a fine polish.
The indigenous evergreen tree Widdringtonia cedarbergensis of the Cupressaceae, much prized for its timber; Cape cedar, see Cape2 a.

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