Afrocarpus falcatus (SA Tree List No. 16), the Outeniqua-geelhout in Afrikaans or small-leaved yellowwood, is shown here with some of its yellow fruits among the leaves.
The fruit develops from the female cone that grows on a woody stalk without fleshiness on the receptacle at its base. The fruits are nearly spherical and fleshy, 1,5 cm in diameter. They take about a year to develop on the tree, almost ensuring that there will be some of them in one or other stage of development on the tree at any time during the year.
The Big Tree of the Knysna forest belongs to this species (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002).
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