The Super‐nettles

  title={The Super‐nettles},
  author={Richard J. Schmidt},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  • R. Schmidt
  • Published 1 May 1985
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Dermatology
A widely distributed, well-defined, but not extensively studied group of higher plants comprises the stinging nettles. Because of their ability to inflict a painful sting on human skin contact, such plants are a dermatologic hazard,' Somewhat more dramatic are the super-nettles^—plants that harbor ants. In their natural habitat, such plants are analogous to the stinging nettles. Contact with the plant can elicit an aggressive response from the ant inhabitants, which, depending on the species… 



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