Myoporum


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Myoporum

Australian genus of plants in the Myoporaceae family; contain a number of poisonous substances, of which sesquiterpenes are the most significant; the most important is a hepatoxin, ngaione, which causes photosensitization, jaundice and death in animals eating them. Includes M. acuminatum (boobialla), M. deserti (Ellangowan poison bush), M. laetum (ngaio), M. montanum, M. serratum (boobialla), M. tetrandrum, M. adscendens, (boobialla), M. insulare (boobialla).
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000 plants forestiers de cypres, caroubier, eucalyptus sp, acacias, faux poivrier, myoporum a ete reservee a la subvention en nature aux prives, precise-t-on de meme source.
Rich green Myoporum parvifolium carpets the area closest to the front door.
Along the way, we collected on sheaoks, wattles, Myoporum, Correa, and grasses.
A new thrips pest of Myoporum cultivars in California, in a new genus of leaf-galling Australian Phlaeothripidae (Thysanoptera).
A specimen of this species was found on an island in the mouth of the Santa Lucia River, in the limit of Montevideo with San Jose, on a specimen of Myoporum laetum G.
I was hoping you could solve a problem with my Myoporum laetum.
Geijera parviflora (wilga), Opuntia tomentose (velvet tree pear), Myoporum deserti (ellangowan poison bush), Eremophila mitchellii (false sandalwood), and Carissa ovata (current bush) are present in varying proportions and dominate the shrubby layer.
Extracts of different Eremophila, Myoporum (Myoporaceae) and Prostanthera (Lamiaceae) plant species, important in the traditional medicine of Australian Aboriginal people, were investigated for activity against a number of cancer cell lines.
By using radioactive carbon, the researchers found that glucose moves from the myoporum host plant to the quandong trees, no doubt benefitting the quandongs, even though these can photosynthesise in their own right.
Crummer, of former Kona Grosbeak habitat on foot and with a 4-wheel drive vehicle, taking notes and photographs of geological, edaphic, and biological conditions, including the phenology of Myoporum in different habitats.
Yet myoporum can withstand summer's most blazing heat.