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Al Stangenberger forags at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Jul 18 10:54:29 EST 1997

Stephen Chalmers (schalm02 at postoffice.csu.edu.au) wrote:
: one, kbonnici at ivory.trentu.ca (Kellie_Bonnici) wrote:

: >Ginkgo is a *conifer*? Really?
: >
: >Kellie
: >
: Yes, actually an ancestor of all the conifers. Hard to
: believe, isn't it?

Actually it's not a conifer (order Coniferales), but the only surviving
member of the order Ginkgoales.  

Both orders are members of the next-higher level of organization, the
class Gymnospermae.

Al Stangenberger                      forags at nature.berkeley.edu            
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Univ. of California at Berkeley       Berkeley, CA  94720-3114
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