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Ginkgo biloba L., Mant. Pl. 2:313. 1771.

Dioecious. Tree up to 30 m tall. Leaves foliaceous with flabellate venation. Male cones on dwarf shoots in catkin‑like clusters; microsophylls stalked. Sporangia usually 2, pendant. Female cone on dwarf shoots. Ovules 2. terminal, usually only I developing into a seed.

Type: Described from Japan.

A sparingly cultivated ornamental tree native to eastern China. Common name: `Maiden hair tree'; Distribution: E. Asia. Cultivated elsewhere.


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