Gyrostemon | definition of Gyrostemon by Medical dictionary
a genus of Australian plants in the family Gyrostemonaceae; contains an unidentified toxin which is reputed to cause pulmonary edema in horses and nervous signs in camels. Includes G. australasicus, G. ramulosus. Called also camel poison.
contains an unidentified toxin which causes incoordination and cystitis. Called also Didymotheca cupressiformis, double-seeded emu bush.
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16a), but conspicuously grouped in Gyrostemon (Fig.
Gyrostemonaceae are woodier than one might think on the basis of its lack of study in earlier wood anatomy literature, but Gyrostemon and Codonocarpus qualify as trees.
In Gyrostemonaceae, Gyrostemon may be unicarpellate, thus there is monosymmetry by reduction (George, 2003).