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It can get fat. Photo of a 40 years old bonsai from: Johann Kastner. 


The seedlings has a slightly swollen stem and root.


The lovely variation: "Troll". Here from Esveld in Boskoop, The Netherlands.


Large trees can be found around the world. This one is from Copenhagen Botanical Garden.

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TAXONOMY COLLECTION
GINKGOOPSIDA

Author:  Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1771
Family:  GINKGOACEAE
Origin:  Japan
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 meter
Height:  50 meters
Flower:  No
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Maidenhair Tree
Synonyms:  Ginkgo macrophylla Hort. Salisburia biloba Hoffmanns, 1824

 


The female flowers by Gardenriots.files.wordpress.com.


And the male flowers.


The Japanese might call them "silver apricot", but I find them to have a strong sent of vomit.