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1. A rainforest tree from northern New South Wales and Queensland, it is grown for its shade in Western and South Australia but its fruits are poisonous to humans. What is its name?
2. Captain Cook's men became very ill after eating the seeds from this species of Australian plant - unlike the local Aboriginals who found them a rich source of nutrients. What is the common name of this species?
3. This yellow flowering bush, found in forests in northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory has been blamed for at least two reported deaths in Australia. What is its name?
4. Found in rainforests in New South Wales and Queensland, all parts of this plant are poisonous! By what name is it known?
5. In the rainforests of northern Queensland grows a tree with yellow to red coloured toxic fruit. What is its name?
6. Growing in coastal heathlands of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, this plant has been blamed for several deaths. It is known by several common names, but, what is its scientific name?
7. Urtica incisa is a poisonous rainforest plant commonly known as what?
8. Growing mainly in Queensland and in parts of northern New South Wales this bush can exceed four metres in height and has raspberry-like fruits. What is its common name?
9. This artificially hybridised 'garden' native that flowers all year round has horrible effects on sensitised people. It is called what?
10. The Aboriginal name for this plant translates literally to 'Blind-Your-Eye'. What is its common name?
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