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Ginkgo
Temporal range: Jurassic - Pliocene[1]
Ginkgo leaves
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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

  1. Zhiyan Zhou and Shaolin Zheng (2003-06-19). "Palaeobiology: The missing link in Ginkgo evolution". Nature 423(423): 82
  2. "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/32353/9700472.