Camptotheca

 Nyssaceae

The World Botanical Associates Web Page
Prepared by Richard W. Spjut
December 2004

 

Camptotheca acuminata
Cultivated. USDA Plant
Introduction, Station,
Chico, CA
Mature trees
 May 1973

Camptotheca acuminata
USDA Plant Introduction, Station, Chico, CA
Branch with leaves

Camptotheca acuminata
USDA Plant Introduction, Station, Chico, CA
Stand of young trees, cultivated.  Introduced from China.

Camptotheca acuminata
Cultivated. USDA Plant
Introduction, Station,
Chico, CA
Tree showing trunk and leafy branch.

 

   
References:

R. E. Perdue Jr. , R. L. Smith, M. E. Wall, J. Hartwell & B. Abbott.  Camptotheca acuminata Decaisne [Nyssaceae] Source of Camptothecin, an Antileukemia Alkaloid, USDA Tech. Bull. 1415, 1970.

Historical collection notes from USDA ARS file: "Active Sheet"