Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon

Una Smith una at mars.its.yale.edu
Mon Dec 4 08:28:03 EST 2000

talulah1 at my-deja.com writes:

> Who gives a you-know-what if the Ginkgo is a "native" or not!!!  It
>IS one of the oldest trees known to man

No, it isn't.

Ginkgo biloba is special because it is the sole remaining species of
a group that was once far more diverse.  That group diverged from its
closest living (i.e., extant) relatives about 350 million years ago.

Anyway, the sex of cultivated Ginkgo trees in North America is quite
irrelevant because these trees are not part of a breeding population.

	Una Smith		una.smith at yale.edu

	Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
	Yale University

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