Re: birding-aus Re: Stinging Trees

To: Carol Probets <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Re: Stinging Trees
From: HARRIS & WESTRUP John & Jude <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 09:21:33 +1000
Carol Probets wrote:
> Thanks to Syd Curtis for his fascinating and informative account of stinging
> trees. I thought it was so interesting I've given a copy of the information
> to friends. The only stinging tree I know of here in the Blue Mountains, NSW
> is a single D. excelsa in the aptly named Murdering Gully at Kanangra Walls
> ? the steep climb out of Kanangra Deep normally used by canyoners.
> I was impressed by the dedication (or masochism) shown by W.D. Francis but
> wonder how often one is likely to come across leaves in the forest which
> have been boiled, baked in an oven or stored between absorbent paper! I
> suppose we can assume these results would also apply to dead leaves on the
> forest floor. Any volunteers to test this?
> Cheers,
> Carol


I was out at Mt. Glorious last night leading a group of conference
delegates and they were asking similar questions about the stinging
trees.  In response to your comments above, I will provide the leaves
both fresh and dead, if you do the testing.


John Harris
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