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A picture of a Camptotheca

Camptotheca

Camptotheca spp.

Rim Rock Trail - Blackgum, Black Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) - Flickr - Jay Sturner by Jay Sturner (CC BY 2.0)

Overview

Genus containing 2 deciduous trees from Tibet and Southern China. They are medium sized trees, tending to grow around 20m high and known also by the name happy tree. This genus contains species that produce chemically and medicinally interesting substances, some of which are being investigated as cancer treatments.