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Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba L.

ginkgo, maidenhair tree


PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: GIBI2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ginkgo biloba
Include in WOTAS: 0
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Last Modified: 2017-01-10

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: GINKG
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Ginkgo
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Ginkgo
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.
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GENUS REFERENCES: Whetstone in FNA (1993b); Crane (2013); Page in Kramer & Green (1990).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: GINKGO
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Ginkgoaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Engler in Engler & Prantl 1897
FAMILY COMMON: Ginkgo Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of a single genus and single species, a tree, native of China. Ginkgo has no close living relatives.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Whetstone in FNA (1993b); Page in Kramer & Green (1990).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Tree

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NATIVE RANGE: southeastern China

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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
474 1985-0082 View
6989 1998-0203 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1093 474 166 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1094 474 170 NCBG staff 1981-03-31 View
9863 6989 88 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: GIBI2
USDA Common Name: Maidenhair Tree
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (DC, KY, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ginkgo biloba
COMMON NAME: Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, Il, K, Pa]
PHENOLOGY:
HABITAT: Frequently planted, rarely escaped to suburban woodlands and yards; native to se. China.
COMMENTS: Ginkgo is only weakly naturalized in our area (FNA). See Crane (2013) for a book-length discussion of Ginkgo from all angles.
RANGE MAP: Ginkgo biloba.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Ginkgoaceae Engler in Engler & Prantl 1897 (Ginkgo Family)
SUMMARY: A family of a single genus and single species, a tree, native of China. Ginkgo has no close living relatives.
REFERENCE: Whetstone in FNA (1993b); Page in Kramer & Green (1990).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Ginkgo L. (Ginkgo)
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.
REFERENCE: Whetstone in FNA (1993b); Crane (2013); Page in Kramer & Green (1990).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Ginkgo biloba in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Ginkgo biloba in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Ginkgo biloba in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Ginkgo biloba in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Ginkgo biloba in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ginkgo biloba

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