castor-oil plant


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castor-oil plant

(kăs′tər-oil′)
n.
A poisonous, ornamental shrub (Ricinus communis) native to Africa, having palmately lobed leaves and widely cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil of commercial and medicinal value.
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In the transplant field trial in Bolivia, involving potato, tomato, bell pepper, orange, and castor-oil plant, only the orange plants survived after 1 yr (Feb 2016) while the others died due to drought.
Agencia Brasil recently reported that work has officially commenced at a new 350-liter-per-day biodiesel production facility in Quixeramobim, Ceara that will use castor-oil plants as source material for the alternative fuel.
What you have is the so-called false castor-oil plant, Fatsia japonica.
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Scientists of the University of Almeria have genetically altered the castor-oil plant so as to use it as a factory to produce bio lubricants.