Pale grey bark is visible on this Widdringtonia nodiflora tree growing in Fernkloof. Foliage at stem tips is yellowish in the photo, much paler than the older leaves and stems.
The large woody cones hiding among the leaves are the female ones. These globose seed cones have a few warty protrusions scattered along their surfaces. Small male cones grew earlier in the season at the stem tips. Ripe seeds may be ready for dispersal at the time of this photo taken during March. The cones, appearing to be still closed here, will crack open to release their seeds that have red wing attachments facilitating wind dispersal (Coates Palgrave, 2002; www.plantzafrica.com).