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Ginkgo biloba is one of the most unique trees on the planet today. This fascinating tree is dioecious:  male and female flowers grow on different trees. The Ginkgo hasn't been found growing in the wild but it has been preserved as a sacred tree in Chinese temple gardens since ancient times. The Ginkgo tree is also called the Maidenhair Tree because its leaves closely resemble those of the Maidenhair Fern.

  Ginkgo tree was discovered in China in 1690 by Kaempfer who wrote the first scientific description of this tree. He suggested the Ginkgo name. This name is derived from the Chinese YIN , silver, and HING , apricot, in reference to appearance of the fruit. Ginkgo trees grow well in the city, being able to tolerate city dust and pollution. It isn't usually vulnerable to fungi, insects or damaged by storms. Picture Gallery

  Essential Items

  1.Presentation, with site map

  2.Morphology: tree, trunk and leaves

  3.History:  Living fossil, Hiroshima

  4.Reproduction: Flowers and nuts,
                                food and cooking  

  5.Ornamentation: cultivars, bonsais 

  6.Medicine: ginkgo leaf extract,
                        biological activities

  7.Internet links trees and ginkgo

More informations on Ginkgo biloba


 101 Ginkgos all over the World.

 1. Ginkgo biloba extract

 2. Galleries: My Photos + Ginkgo design

 3.Where can you see a Ginkgo?

 4.My Site in French ( more photos )

 5. Interactive Map of French Ginkgoes

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