It can get fat. Photo of a 40 years old bonsai from: Johann
The seedlings has a
slightly swollen stem and root.
The lovely variation:
"Troll". Here from Esveld in Boskoop, The Netherlands.
This (only) member of
the Ginkgoaceae family might not be a caudiciform, BUT: I just must
have this ancient plant. After all, it is the most caudiciform
member of the entire Ginkgophyta division, and after only 2.500
years, it does look kind of fat!
It was described by
Carl Linnaeus the younger in 1771, only found in Japan, growing in all from
sand to rich peat. Some water and some to much sun, and it will grow
to four meters in diameter and 40 meters height.
There are male and female plants, and after 20 years, it might give
Much more info on:
THE GINKGO PAGES
Also seen as a member
of the Coniferae family.
is derived from the Japanese word ginkyo, meaning "silver
apricot", referring to the fruit, which is eaten in Japan. Biloba
translates as "two-lobed", referring to the
split-in-the-middle character of its fan-shaped leaf blades.