1905D.E. Hutchins inFlint & GilchristScience 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.
1917R. MarlothDict. of Common Names of Plants 18Cedar, Clanwilliam,..Widdringtonia juniperoides...Growing on the Cedar mountains at and above the 3000 feet level.
c1936S. & 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).
1957L.G. GreenBeyond City Lights 186Clanwilliam cedars are pyramidal conifers, growing like Christmas trees at first, then branching out.
1961Palmer & PitmanTrees of S. Afr. 127The Clanwilliam cedar is one of our most valuable timber trees.
1971J.A. Marsh inStd 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.
1990Afr. WildlifeVol.44No.5, 278Like the true cedars..the Clanwilliam cedar also produces a beautiful, aromatic timber which is easily worked and takes a fine polish.