Ginkgo biloba-Living Fossil

Ginkgo biloba-Living Fossil

Ginkgo biloba, known as ginkgo or as the maidenhair tree,[3] is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China,[2] the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food. The genus name Ginkgo is regarded as a misspelling of the Japanese gin kyo, “silver apricot”.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba

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