Gympie-gympie

Where can I see the Gympie-gympie

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The Gympie-Gympie, Dendrocnide moroides, is one of the world's most poisonous plants. It is found in Australia and New Guinea. The Gympie-Gympie has large, heart-shaped leaves that are covered in tiny hairs. These hairs contain a poison that can cause severe pain, swelling, and blistering. The Gympie-Gympie is most dangerous when it touches the skin. If ingested, it can cause nausea, vomiting, and even death.

Despite its deadly reputation, the Gympie-Gympie is an amazing plant. It is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, and can grow up to 60 cm per day. It also has an incredible ability to survive in difficult environments. The Gympie-Gympie is found in rainforests, swamps, and even along the edges of roads.

The Gympie-Gympie is a fascinating plant that should be appreciated for its dangerous beauty. When travelling in Australia or New Guinea, be sure to keep an eye out for this deadly plant.

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Geeky Facts about the Gympie-gympie

Fact 1

They are called gympie-gympies by the Indigenous Gubbi Gubbi people.

Fact 2

The Gympie-Gympie stinging tree will leave you in agonising pain from the gentlest touch.

Fact 3

These shrubs can grow to three meters in height.

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