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The fan-shaped leaves of this ancient ginkgo tree, now extinct, are similar to modern ginkgo leaves.
Graphic by Kevmin (CC-BY-SA-2.0)www.amnh.org/
Ginkgo is a genus of highly unusual non-flowering plants. The scientific name is also used as the English name. The order to which it belongs, Ginkgoales, first appeared in the Permian, 250 million years ago, possibly derived from “seed ferns” of the order Peltaspermales. The rate of evolution within the genus has been slow, and […] read more