It can get fat. Photo of a 40 years old bonsai from: Johann
The seedlings has a
slightly swollen stem and root.
The lovely variation:
"Troll". Here from Esveld in Boskoop, The Netherlands.
The Japanese might
call them "silver apricot", but I find them to have a strong
sent of vomit.
This only member of
the Ginkgoaceae family might not be a caudiciform, BUT: I just must
have this ancient plant. After all, it is the most caudiciform
member of the entire Ginkgophyta division, and after only 2.500
years, it does look kind of fat!
Carl Linnaeus Jr.
Salisburia biloba Hoffmanns,
Ginkgo biloba f. microsperma, Sugim.
Ginkgo biloba f. parvifolia, Sugim.
Ginkgo macrophylla, K.Koch.
Pterophyllus salisburiensis aurea J.Nelson.
Salisburia adiantifolia, Sm.
Salisburia biloba, Hoffmanns.
Salisburia ginkgo, Rich.
Salisburia macrophylla, Reyn.
It was described by
Carl Linnaeus the younger in 1771, only found in south-eastern China, growing in all from
sand to rich peat. Some water and some to much sun, and it will grow
to four meters in diameter and 40 meters height.
There are male and female plants, and after 20 years, it might give
Much more info on:
THE GINKGO PAGES
Also seen as a member
of the Coniferae family.
is derived from the Japanese word ginkyo, meaning 'silver
apricot', referring to the fruit, which is eaten in Japan. The
translates as 'two-lobed', referring to the
split-in-the-middle character of its fan-shaped leaf blades.