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Gympie Bush

Gympie Bush is Dendrocnide morioides. There are about 6 species of Dendrocnide in Australia and another 30-40 in other parts of the world. As far as I know they are all stingers but D.morioides is the worst of the Australian group.

 

It is a medium sized shrub with large oval shaped leaves. It lives in rainforests all down the Queensland Coast and into north-eastern New South Wales. The plant has stinging hairs on the stems and leaves and the sting can be excruciating for several days and then may reoccur over a period of months. (see link)

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Taken on April 16, 2006