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1. Ginkgo Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 2: 313. 1771.

Ginkgo [Chinese yin, silver, and hing, apricot, in reference to appearance of the seed]

Leaf blades broader than long. Pollen cones lax, elongate. Ovules often abscising before fertilization. Seeds 1--2 per peduncle.

Species 1: widely cultivated in temperate regions worldwide.

The genus is known from fossils that date back nearly 200 million years and are nearly identical to present-day trees.

Lower Taxon


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