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species

Castor-oil-plant
Ricinus communis L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Malpighiales »  family Euphorbiaceae »  genus Ricinus - ricinus

Scientific synonyms

Cataputia major Ludw.
Cataputia minor Ludw.
Croton spinosus L.
Ricinus africanus Mill.
Ricinus angulatus Thunb.
Ricinus armatus Andr.
Ricinus atropurpureus Pax & K.Hoffm.
Ricinus badius Rchb.
Ricinus borboniensis Pax & K.Hoffm.
Ricinus cambodgensis Benary

Other names

= Castor Bean
= Castor Oil Plant
= Castorbean
= Krapata
= Palma Christi
= Ricin

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni Tozzetti, 1886) - White Peach Scale

consumer: Styloleptus biustus (LeConte, 1852), Samia cynthia ricini (Jones, 1791) - Eri Silkmoth

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [http://www.ibot.cas.cz/index.php?p=sezna...], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Ricinus communis L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [http://www.bsbi.org.uk/], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Ricinus communis L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [http://www.botanic.co.il/A/defaulte.htm] [as Ricinus communis]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Ricinus communis L.]
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [http://www.preslia.cz/P022CPys.pdf], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Ricinus communis L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Ricinus communis L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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