Plant Genera


Ginkgo

Family Code: GINKGO
Genus Code: GINKG
Genus CN: ginkgo
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A monotypic genus, a tree, native of China. Ginkgo is famous as a "living fossil," known from fossils nearly 200 million years old which are nearly identical to modern plants; it may be extinct as a native plant.
Genus References: Whetstone in FNA (1993b); Crane (2013); Page in Kramer & Green (1990).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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