Ricinus communis

Ricinus commnis l.

  • Ricinus communis
  • Ricinus communis
  • Ricinus communis
  • Ricinus communis
  • Ricinus communis
  • Ricinus communis
  • Flower name
    Ricinus communis
  • Scientific name
    Ricinus commnis l.
  • Alias唐胡麻, Castor bean
  • Place of originEast Africa
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is Ricinus communis

Ricinus communis (scientific name:Ricinus commnis L.) is an annual (in temperate regions) and perennial (in tropical regions) herbaceous plant in the family Euphorbiaceae native to East Africa. The leaves are green, palmate, serrated, and alternate. In late summer to early autumn, the conical inflorescence grows from the center tip of the leaf axil, with red female flowers above and pale yellow male flowers below. It produces a flower. The fruit is a capsule, with an oval seed pod. The tree is considered to be an ornamental plant. The seeds are used to make castor oil, which can be toxic, and the squeezed oil is used to make castor oil.

Common name: Ricinus communis, scientific name:Ricinus commnis L., aka:Castor bean, origin: East Africa, living type: one year (temperate) grasses or perennials (tropics) , plant height: 200 cm, Leaf shape: palmate shape, Leaf color: green, Leaf margin: serrated, leaf inflorescence: alternate, dioecious with female flowers above and male flowers below, inflorescence: conical, female flower color: red, Male flowers: pale yellow, flowering time: August-September, fruit: capsule, seed shape: oval, seed color: light brown with blackish brown spots on a light brown background.
Note: Toxic to seeds, use: houseplants, laxatives (seeds) in Chinese medicine.


  • Eye
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Euphorbiaceae
  • Genus
    Ricinus
  • Species
    R. communis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeannual or perennial plant
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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