Ginkgo, The oldest tree in the Wold
Which is the oldest tree?
Curiosity of the vegetal World
Read the following information and finally choose the answer you believe is the correct one of those listed at the end of the page.
It is generally believed that the oldest tree is...?
It' s got some characteristics which make it very peculiar.
Characteristics of the oldest tree...
-THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FORM OF THE MALE TREES AND THE FEMALE TREES
The male tree is smarter than the female one. Such sexual dimorphism is matchless within the plants.
-THE PRODUCTION OF A KIND OF "EGGS" WITH THE SIZE OF A PRUNE.
These ones contain only one seed which has to get in touch with the male pollen to mature.Differently to the rest of seeds of the vegetal world, it is not able to resist a long period of time without germinating, so,if it doesn't get in touch with the male pollen, it will become rotten very soon.Therefore, it is not considered a real seed yet.
-IT IS A SPECIES WHICH CAN HARDLY BE FOUND IN THE WILD.
It has been cultivated in China for many centuries and,from that place, it has been spreading all through the world, mainly to be used in gardens as an ornamental tree.
- ONLY MALE TREES CAN BE SEEN IN GARDENS
.So as to avoid the pestilence produced by their rotten female "eggs", only male trees are planted in the gardens of the world.
-ITS FAN-SHAPED LEAVES CAN'T BE MISTAKEN.
The peculiar form of its leaves makes it easy to distinguish it from the rest of the trees.
I THINK THE MYSTERIOUS TREE IS.....
The fig tree
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