Genus Ginkgo

Ginkgo is a genus of highly unusual non-flowering plants with one extant species, G.

Species in the genus Ginkgo of plants

Maidenhair tree - Ginkgoes are very large trees, normally reaching a height of 2035 m , with some specimens in China being over 50 m . The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. Young trees are often tall and slender, and sparsely branched; the crown becomes broader as the tree ages. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time . A combination of resistance to disease, insect-resistant wood and the ability to form aerial roots and sprouts makes ginkgos long-lived, with some specimens claimed to be more than 2,500 years old.