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Taxon: Ricinus communis L.

 
Genus: Ricinus
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Acalypheae
Subtribe: Ricininae
Nomen number: 31896
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1007. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/359028
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1441 (1043 active, 115 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Fuels:
  • Invertebrate food:
  • Materials: lipids (as lubricant or component of industrial products)
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals; mammals
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. throughout tropics & subtropics)

    Other (probable origin Africa)

References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
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  5. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
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  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
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  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Ricinus+communis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  36. Wang, M. L. et al. 2016. Genetic diversity and population structure of castor (Ricinus communis L.) germplasm within the U.S. collection assessed with EST-SSR markers. Genome 60:193-200.
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  40. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Ricinus communis L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=31896. Accessed 12 December 2019.