Ricinus


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Ricinus

(ris'i-nŭs),
A genus of plants (family Euphorbiaceae) with one species, Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant, the source of castor oil; the leaves are said to be a galactagogue.
Synonym(s): castor bean
[L.]

castor bean

Herbal medicine
The kernel of the seeds of Ricinus communis, which contain the highly toxic ricin and ricinine.
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Seasonal occurrence of ticks on goats and Borrelia burgdorferi infuence in Ixodes ricinus in Antalya region.
Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for castor (Ricinus communis L.), an important oleaginous species for biodiesel production.
Anaplasmataceae and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the sand lizard Lacerta agilis and co-infection of these bacteria in hosted Ixodes ricinus ticks.
Irrigation of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) and sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) plant species with municipal wastewater effluent: Impacts on soil properties and seed yield.
Secondary seed dispersal of Ricinus communis Linnaeus (Euphorbiaceae) by ants in secondary growth vegetation in Minas Gerais.
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Many studies have highlighted habitats conducive to Ixodes ricinus. These are found in most of Europe, from England to the Caspian Sea and northern Africa to southern Scandinavia [21].
The study characterizes the natural history of seed damage by an unidentified Lepidopteran larvae found inside of the pods and feeding on the seeds of Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L.) plants.