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Dioecious, resinous tree to 40 m. Petiole long; leaves alternate or in clusters of 3-5, fan-shaped, usually 2-lobed, with dichotomous, parallel veining. Inflorescences borne on spur shoots. Male flowers catkin-like; anthers borne in pairs on an axis. Female flowers of 2 ovules, borne on a long peduncle. Fruit drupe-like, with a fleshy outer part; inner bony.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Ginkgoaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=256
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Ginkgoaceae

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The Ginkgoaceae is a family of gymnosperms which appeared during the Mesozoic Era, of which the only extant representative is Ginkgo biloba, which is for this reason sometimes regarded as a living fossil. Formerly, however, there were several other genera, and forests of ginkgo existed. Because leaves can take such diverse forms within a single species, these are a poor measure of diversity, although differing structures of wood point to the existence of diverse ginkgo forests in ancient times.[1]

References

  1. ^ Gnaedinger, S. (2011). "Ginkgoalean woods from the Jurassic of Argentina: Taxonomic considerations and palaeogeographical distribution". Geobios. 45 (2): 187–198. doi:10.1016/j.geobios.2011.01.007.

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Ginkgoaceae: Brief Summary

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The Ginkgoaceae is a family of gymnosperms which appeared during the Mesozoic Era, of which the only extant representative is Ginkgo biloba, which is for this reason sometimes regarded as a living fossil. Formerly, however, there were several other genera, and forests of ginkgo existed. Because leaves can take such diverse forms within a single species, these are a poor measure of diversity, although differing structures of wood point to the existence of diverse ginkgo forests in ancient times.

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