Ngaio

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Grows up to 10m tall. This, dark brown furrowed bark. Leaves are 4-10 cm long, sharply pointed with minute serrations above the middle half of the leaf. If held up to the light, they have distinctive glands that can be seen as clear vacuoles. Flowers are white with purple dots and are found in bunches of 2-6. The fruit is reddish-purple with an oblong kernel.

Nitrate toxicity

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All of the commercially farmed ruminant species i.e. cattle, sheep, deer and goats are susceptible to nitrate toxicity. Nitrate is taken up by plants from the soil and is converted into protein for plant growth. Under certain growing conditions these levels can build up enough to be dangerous to grazing animals.
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