Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae: Ginkgoales


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

Other sources of information about Ginkgoaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ginkgoaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ginkgoaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ginkgoaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ginkgoaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ginkgoaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ginkgoaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Ginkgoaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ginkgoaceae
Wikipedia: Ginkgoaceae
Plants of the World Online: Ginkgoaceae
Tropicos: Ginkgoaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Ginkgoaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=256, retrieved 10 December 2023

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