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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Other sources of information about Ginkgoaceae:
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ginkgoaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Ginkgoaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=256, retrieved 13 December 2013