Definition of Ginkgoales
1. Noun. Coextensive with the family Ginkgoaceae: plants that first appeared in the Permian and now represented by a single surviving species; often included in Coniferales.
Generic synonyms: Plant Order
Group relationships: Class Ginkgophytina, Class Ginkgopsida, Ginkgophytina, Ginkgopsida, Subdivision Ginkgophyta, Subdivision Ginkgophytina
Member holonyms: Family Ginkgoaceae, Ginkgo Family, Ginkgoaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ginkgoales
Literary usage of Ginkgoales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"The Coniferales, however, have retained fewer primitive characters than the Ginkgoales, and are especially noteworthy in having lost the swimming sperms. ..."
2. The Anatomy of Woody Plants by Edward Charles Jeffrey (1917)
"On the other hand, the Ginkgoales, although present somewhat doubtfully in the Paleozoic, had their greatest development in the Mesozoic and persist at the ..."
3. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"Ginkgoales This phylum, once with a very extensive range, is now represented by a single species, which is restricted to China and Japan. ..."
4. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"ORDER D, Ginkgoales An isolated order of gymnosperms, represented at present by only one genus and one species, ..."
5. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"Ginkgoales The characteristic foliage of Ginkgo makes it easy of recognition, although some forms which have been referred to it may prove to be Ferns. ..."