The Biloba ginkgo plant exists as one of the last ginkgos species. Presently, this type of plant dates back to the Permina. However, they gained in numbers within the Jurassic age and became more diverse within the Cretaceous age.
Although most are unaware, it is possible to tell a male biloba ginkgo plant from a female biloba ginkgo plant. In general, a male biloba ginkgo plant has more height than a female. Furthermore, the female tends to be more slender, while having a wider crown.
Biloba ginkgo plants belong to the gymnosperms class. Biloba ginkgo plants tend to largely resemble conifers. Gymnosperms translates to mean naked seed. One of the main reason for this reference has to do with how the seeds are not enclosed within a fruit bud, but rather by cones and a fleshy seed coat, which is a common characteristic of all gymnosperms plants.
Generally, most of the gymnosperms have male and female sexes within one plant. However, the biloba ginkgo plant is dioecious gymnosperm, which means that it has male and female sexes on separate trees. Originally, the biloba ginkgo plant had the classification of Coniferopsida. Largely, this had to do with the way that it resembeled confiers.
However, it seems that the coniers and biloba ginkgo plants have evolved separately from one another. One distinct feature of a biloba ginkgo plant is their leaves, which bi-lobe. Biloba represents the leaves unique characteristic. This entails a fan-shape, along with no midrib.
Usually, the leaves run about five to 8 cm wide and resembles a Maidenhair's fern. Often, the biloba ginkgo plant lives up to a 1,000 years or more. Actually, there is one reported as the oldest in China, which is 3,500 years old. In many parts of the United States and other parts of the world the plants used as an ornamental piece. However, it is also used within many of these areas for pharmaceutical purposes as well.
For the most part, the biloba ginkgo plant adapts easily and has no problem growing in a number of different types of soil. In general, it is resistant to things such as pests, disease, and fungis. Furthremore, it has been reported to withstand radioactive radiation, fire, and other types of pollution. In addition, it is versatile in adapting to harsh weather conditions.
Generally, the biloba ginkgo plant usually takes between 10 and 12 years to grow to be six meters tall. Additionally, it requires 20 years in order for a biloba ginkgo plant to become rounded in its form. Most of the time, it takes about 20 to 35 years for female and male pollen to appear for the first time in spring. Pollination occurs through the wind. In general, the female biloba ginkgo plant usually carries seeds even without pollination. Fertilized ovules will sometimes turns yellowish in its appearance and looks similar to a plum with a 2.5 cm length.