Stephen Chalmers (schalm02 at postoffice.csu.edu.au) wrote:
: one, kbonnici at ivory.trentu.ca (Kellie_Bonnici) wrote:
: >Ginkgo is a *conifer*? Really?
: 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
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