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How the giant stinging tree of Australia can inflict months of agony

Close-up of a green plant stem covered in fine, translucent stings, on a black background.

Beware the fuzz: the hair-like structures on the leaves and stems of the giant stinging tree (Dendrocnide excelsa) can inject a potent venom into the skin of the unwary. Credit: Institute for Molecular Bioscience/University of Queensland

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Nature 585, 485 (2020)




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