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July 11, 2006

Ginkgo sex change in Kew Gardens

A male Ginkgo tree of 1762 is undergoing a sex change for it is getting seeds too. Read more here.

5 Comments:

At 9/05/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sexuality of ginkgo is very mysterious. In botanical garden in Bratislava (slovakia), there are 5 ginkgo trees, all producing seeds. Therefore, no male tree around, but seeds are fertilized. I thought there would be a male branch on a female tree, but employees of the botanical garden told me that nobody had not grafted the trees. Any explanations?

 
At 10/27/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Bratislava, there are few male ginkgo trees capable of fertilizing those females.

 
At 10/10/2009, Anonymous Cor said...

Male trees will not often turn into females. Moreover they will not produce as many seeds then as the female trees.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/propagation.htm

 
At 10/17/2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in a house in Oak Park, IL for 16 years. It had a young Ginkgo tree when I moved in that I would estimate was about 10 years old. I love the tree and was delighted it was not a female. This year for the first time it produced a few of the seeds - not as many as a normal female tree, but it clearly has changed sex. I don't think it was a graft, though I am unsure of this.

 
At 7/21/2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Female ginkgo from Hungary male flovers, 14.05.2004

 

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