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Temporal range: Jurassic - Pliocene[1]
Ginkgo leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Family: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba

The ginkgo is a genus of trees. There is only one living species, Ginkgo biloba. All the other known species are fossils. Ginkgo biloba is native to China. It is the National tree of China.

References[change | change source]

  1. Zhiyan Zhou and Shaolin Zheng (2003-06-19). "Palaeobiology: The missing link in Ginkgo evolution". Nature 423(423): 82
  2. Sun (1998). Ginkgo biloba. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Listed as Endangered (EN B1+2c v2.3)