Ginkgo Biloba: The Living Fossil

Sayer Ji
GreenMedInfo

Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living plant, known as a “living fossil” because it has no close living relatives, and appears to be the same as a plant species dating back 270 million years (Permian) in the fossil record.  This exceptionally hardy species survived a number of mass extinctions, and was found to be the only surviving tree near the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast.

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