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Ginkgo may legitimately be regarded as the oldest surviving kind of plant

Ginkgo may legitimately be regarded as the oldest surviving kind of plant Ginkgo may legitimately be regarded as the oldest surviving kind of plant
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Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot
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That ginkgo has survived essentially unchanged for as much as 200 million years is a miracle: virtually all other kinds of plants and animals that occurred with it more than 150 million years ago have become extinct. Those that disappeared included the rela-tives of the surviving evolutionary lineage to which Ginkgo biloba belongs. Although defining species from fossil material alone is difficult, ginkgo may legitimately be regarded as the oldest surviving kind of plant: the characteristics of the living species closely resemble those of its Jurassic ancestors! 

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