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Family: GINKGOACEAE 

 Ginkgo biloba
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1771
Family:  Ginkgoaceae
Habitat:  Japan
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 meter
Height:  50 meters
Flower:  No
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Maidenhair Tree
Synonyms:  Ginkgo macrophylla Hort. Salisburia biloba Hoffmanns, 1824
Got it from:  Copenhagen
Year:  2004
 

It can get fat. Photo of a 40 years old bonsai from: Johann Kastner. 

The seedlings has a slightly swollen stem and root.

The lovely variation: "Troll". Here from Esveld in Boskoop, The Netherlands.

   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!

It was described by Carl Linnaeus the younger in 1771, only found in Japan, 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 fruits. 

Much more info on: THE GINKGO PAGES

Also seen as a member of the Coniferae family.

Ginkgo is derived from the Japanese word ginkyo, meaning "silver apricot", referring to the fruit, which is eaten in Japan. Biloba translates as "two-lobed", referring to the split-in-the-middle character of its fan-shaped leaf blades.

Large trees can be found around the world. This one is from Copenhagen Botanical Garden.

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes

Pinophyta

Ginkgoophytina Ginkgoopsida

Ginkgooidae

Ginkgoales Ginkgoaceae Ginkgo biloba