The first undoubted Ginkgo-fossils occur in the Upper Permian. They have strongly divided leaves with well preserved cuticle. In Lodève the same kind of leaves have been found, but without preserved cuticle. Therefore it is not possible to determine the group to which these fossils belong. Genera from Lodève are Ginkgophyllum, Ginkgoites and Sphenobaiera.
(and the conifer Walchia piniformis)
This species, which is only known from Lodève, has
Ginkgo-like, branched, elongated leaves.