Gympietides: the unexpected toxin of Australia

Heart-shaped leaves of the Giant stinging tree Dendrocnide excelsa. The leaves, stems and even fruit are covered in needle-like hairs responsible for their painful stings. Image credit: HankyHelper, at[email protected]/5160959452/ , licensed for reproduction under (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Jennifer Sibbald

Jennifer is a 2nd year Zoology student at the University of Glasgow, with a keen interest in wildlife and the natural world. She loves mountain biking in the countryside and baking anything Mary Berry.

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  1. Lia says:

    very proud of you Jennifer this article is very well written and extremely interesting!!

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