Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae

Ginkgoaceae

Description of the family

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.

Worldwide: 1 genus in E China

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Ginkgo L.Description

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ginkgoaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Ginkgoaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=256, retrieved 21 November 2014

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