Posted by : Muhammad Khalid Tuesday, 3 June 2014




Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) also spelled gingko and also known as the maidenhair tree, is a unique species of tree with no living relatives. The ginkgo is a living fossil,  recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, 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.  Ginkgos are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35, 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.  Source

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