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GINKO

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba of the family Ginkgoaceae. Also widely spelled "ginkgo" since that's the genus name. Probably "ginko" is an American bastardization of the "real" spelling but it has become prevalent, at least in the USA.

my samples:



both sides and both ends of a sample piece


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank listed as ginkgo / Ginkgo biloba


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- the closeup has a slight pink tint that is not in the wood


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of ginkgo / Ginkgo biloba --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of ginkgo / Ginkgo biloba --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above

web pics:


planks


end grain


turning slab --- the intense orange seems unlikely; perhaps the slab has been waxed or oiled


bowl blank, also with unlikely intense orange color


waxed turning block


bowl


ginkgo bowls turned and photographed by Tom Pleatman, whom I thank for these pics and other contributions to the site. Big enlargements are present.