From Chinese 銀杏 (yínxìng) "silver apricot". (The same characters are used in Japanese (ichō) and Korean (eunhang).) The Japanese characters used to write ginkgo look as though they could be read ginkyō, and this was the name Engelbert Kaempfer, the first Westerner to see the species in 1690, wrote down in his Amoenitates Exoticae (1712). However, his y was misread as a g, and the misspelling stuck.
- A taxonomic genus within the family Ginkgoaceae – gymnosperm trees with fan-shaped leaves, the sole known surviving genus of order Ginkgophyta with only one accepted surviving species Ginkgo biloba..
- (genus): Eukaryota - superkingdom; Plantae - kingdom; Viridiplantae - subkingdom; Streptophyta - infrakingdom; Embryophyta - superphylum; Tracheophyta - phylum; Ginkgophyta - division; Ginkgoopsida - class; Ginkgoales - order; Ginkgoaceae - family
- (genus): Ginkgo biloba - sole known extant species
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