African Plant Database

Ricinus communis L. var. communis
Information on the genus : Ricinus
Basionym : Ricinus communis L.
Status for SA : autonym unused (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : autonym unused (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ricinus communis L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ricinus africanus Mill. (1768)
=Ricinus communis var. africanus (Mill.) Müll. Arg. (1866)
=Ricinus megalospermus Delile
=Ricinus communis var. megalospermus (Delile) Müll. Arg.
=Ricinus lividus Jacq. (1781)
=Ricinus communis var. lividus (Jacq.) Müll. Arg. (1866)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.6 - 7 m. Alt: 15 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 77 (1985).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 292 (2006).
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see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°106900 modified 2007-04-17
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