birding-aus Gympie-Gympie

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Subject: birding-aus Gympie-Gympie
From: "Victor Yue" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 13:31:38 +0800
[Re-sending ... the email bounced twice. Hope I am not sendng multiple copes.

Hi folks,
I hope you don't mind me asking this non-birding question here. I was in Cairns
recently, and in one of the nature tour, I was shown the Gympie-Gympie (Stinging
Tree). I am not sure if this is in abundance and if any fellow birder has got in
touch with it. (^^) I understand that once it come into contact with the skin,
the person would feel the pain, for months. Not sure if this would affect the
bird that accidentally lands on it. (^^)

My question is: Where can I get more information on this? I was told that a
particular caterpillar feeds on the leaves of the Gympie-Gympie. I am also
trying to follow this trail.

My apologies if I break the rule. Just wanting to find any lead to the answers.


Victor Yue
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