Ginkgoales

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Ginkgoales
Temporal range: 199.6–0Ma
Jurassic–recent
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Jurassic Ginkgo leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Families

Ginkgoales is a plant order containing only one extant species: Ginkgo biloba, the ginkgo tree. It is monotypic (the only taxon) within the class Ginkgoopsida, which itself is monotypic within the division Ginkgophyta. The order includes five families, of which only Ginkgoaceae remains extant.[citation needed]