Ricinus communis L.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species : Ricinus communis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ricinus communis L.
  • Common name : Castor Plant
  • Vernacular name : Aeradand (San.); Aerandi, Aerand (Hin.); Oudala, Haralu, Manda (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 12, CJS 12370
  • Key identification features : A moderate-sized plant. Leaves are very broad with many triangular lobes and pointed tip, ash green in colour, long-stalked. Flowers are unisexual and occur on the same plant in clusters at the branch end. Fruit is a 3-lobed capsule.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Oil used in aeroengines as a lubricant.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi

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