10.000 Ginkgo L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Dioecious tree; bark light grey to greyish brown, longitudinally fissured, especially in older trees; crown conical initially, finally broadly ovoid; long branchlets grey; short branchlets darker with dense elliptic leaf scars; winter buds yellowish-brown. Leaves with parallel veins, pale green turning bright yellow in autumn; those on long branchlets divided by a deep apical sinus into 2 lobes, each further dissected; those on short branchlets with margins undulate, apex notched. Male flowers catkin-like; female long-pedicelled bearing 2 ovules. Seeds elliptic, yellow, malodorous when ripe.

Derivation of name: from a Chinese name

Worldwide: 1 species in China, a remnant of a geological group, no longer known in the wild.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Ginkgo:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ginkgo.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1763, retrieved 25 February 2024

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