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*Ginkgo Linnaeus. Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree.

A monotypic genus, a tree, native of China. Ginkgo is famous as a "living fossil," known from fossils nearly 200 million years old which are nearly identical to modern plants; it may be extinct as a native plant.

Ref: Crane (2013); Page In Kramer & Green (1990); Whetstone (1993) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b). Show full citations.

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