A taxonomic species within the genusGinkgo — the maidenhair tree, a unique species of tree with no close living relatives, called a living fossil.
Ginkgo-biloba Sentence Examples
These six groups were the dominant types throughout the period, but during Upper Carboniferous time three other groups arose, the Coniferales, the Cycadophyta, and the Ginkgoales (of which Ginkgo biloba is the only modern representative).
In 1712 Kaempfer published a drawing of a Japanese tree, which he described under the name Ginkgo; this term was adopted in 1771 by Linnaeus, who spoke of Kaempfer's plant as Ginkgo biloba.
On account of the resemblance of the leaves to those of some species of Adiantum, the appellation maiden-hair tree has long been given to Ginkgo biloba.
- Ginkgo biloba.
(1901); Sprecher, Le Ginkgo biloba (Geneva, 1907).