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n.1.(Bot.) A division of trees comprising the ginkgos. In some systems it is classified as a class (Ginkgopsida) and in others as a subdivision (Ginkgophytina or Ginkgophyta); used in some classifications for one of five subdivisions of Gymnospermophyta.
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Ginkgo biloba, usually referred to as a "living fossil," is the sole surviving species of the previously large plant division Ginkgophyta (Van Beek and Montoro, 2009).
Most classification systems today separate the extant gymnosperms into four distinct divisions: Coniferophyta, Cycadophyta, Ginkgophyta, and Gnetophyta (Flora of North America, 1993b).