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Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba )    
Family: Ginkgoaceae      
                   
  Ginkgo  

Location:

  • Moist soils
  • Found in lawns and along streets, humid temperate regions

Characteristics:

  • gymnosperm, deciduous dioecious tree
  • Height 15-21 m (50-70 feet)

Uses:

  • Leaves used externally to sooth sores
  • Flesh of fruit poisonous, foul-smelling
  • Fruits and seeds may cause dermatitis

 

 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Fan-shaped, wavy edges
  • Parallel veins, no distinctive midvein
  • Long petiole
       
  Gingko leaves  
           

 

 

Bark:

  • greyish color
  • rough, furrowed

 
  Gingko bark    
 

 

Notes:

This species is the only one of its family worldwide.
A very ancient tree; would be extinct in nature, but was saved in Buddist temples.

WARNING! Fruits are poisonous to ingest, and foul smelling too!

       
  Gingko branch  
             
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