Spider like venom found in a plant

Jess S

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This popped up on my feed. It's from the well renowned botanical reporters CNN ! Lol. All jokes aside it's really interesting .

The plant in question is an Australian dendrocnide tree. Means stinging tree. It's indigenous name is the "Gympie-Gympie" tree. Its a rainforest nettle found in eastern parts of Australia.

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Pretty cool, but I think it's still a stretch to call the tree venomous even if it produces analogous chemicals.
 

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Having stomped a little of the Qnslnd forests this doesn't come as a very big surprise. Those palm like trees with 6-8 inch needle like spikes, the wait-a-bit bushes... seems like the a lot of the flora is out to get you and has spent quite a few millenniums practicing. Just add some green ants and you've got your average forest party.
 

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Really funny, Im developing a card game and I based a creature off of the Gympie- Dendrocnide moroides , its called the Gympie Ghoul, and one of its attacks is called Silica Sickness, based off of the silica hairs that break off in your skin. :happy:
 

Jess S

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Really funny, Im developing a card game and I based a creature off of the Gympie- Dendrocnide moroides , its called the Gympie Ghoul, and one of its attacks is called Silica Sickness, based off of the silica hairs that break off in your skin. :happy:
That sounds really cool! The names are just perfect too.
 
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