EPPO Global Database

Ricinus communis(RIICO)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: RIICO
  • Preferred name: Ricinus communis
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Ethiopia, Somalia. Cultivated as an ornamental and for the oil obtained from its seeds, used medicinally as a purgative. Introduced in Mediterranean region, European Russia, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina (Thailand, Cambodia), Malesia (Sulawesi), China, Korea, Sénégal to Mali, Tchad, Sudan, Guinée, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Zaïre, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, USA (mostly in south), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Colombia, Venezuela, central Brazil, Chile, Argentina), Australia (Queensland, New South Wales), New Zealand

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Common names
Name Language
castor bean English (US)
castor-oil plant English (GB)
Palma Christi German
Rizinus German
Wunderbaum German
Wunderstrauch German
ricin French
ricin commun French
alcherva Spanish
árbol del demonio Spanish
bafureura Spanish
catapucia mayor Spanish
cherva Spanish
hierba mora Spanish (BO)
higueirillo Spanish
higuera del demonio Spanish
higuera del infierno Spanish
higuera infernal Spanish
higuera loca Spanish
higuereta Spanish
higuerillo Spanish
mamona Spanish
mosquitera Spanish
palmacristi Spanish
palma de Cristo Spanish
querva Spanish
rejalgar Spanish
ricino Spanish
rizno Spanish
tartago Spanish (AR)
tártago Spanish
tártago de Venezuela Spanish
palma christi Italian
ricino Italian
wonderboom Dutch
bafureira Portuguese
carrapateiro Portuguese
catapúcia Portuguese
catapúcia-do-inferno Portuguese
catapucia-maior Portuguese
catapúcia-maior Portuguese (BR)
erva-dos-carrapatos Portuguese
figueira-do-inferno Portuguese
mamoeiro Portuguese (BR)
mamona Portuguese
mamoneiro Portuguese
rícino Portuguese
ricin Swedish
tôgoma Japanese
トウゴマ Japanese
клещевина обыкновенная Russian
hintyağı Turkish
kikayon matzui Hebrew
קִיקָיוֹן מָצוּי Hebrew
rącznik zwyczajny Polish
rycynus zwyczajny Polish
ricinus Hungarian
recin Albanian
akain-belar Basque
errizi-nu Basque
рицин Bulgarian
enfiter Catalan
fesolera de llum Catalan
figuera borda Catalan
figuera del diable Catalan
figuera dels talps Catalan
figuera de ricí Catalan
figuera infernal Catalan
llagasta Catalan
mutxera Catalan
rènega Catalan
ricí Catalan
riciner Catalan
bì má shǔ Chinese
蓖麻属 Chinese
obični ricinus Croatian
skočec obecný Czech
carrapateira Galician
catapúcia Galician
rícino Galician
ρετσινολαδιά Greek
arandi Hindi
chiyan Hindi
피마자 Korean
pi ma ja Korean
gandharva hasta Sanskrit
ricín obyčajný Slovak
рицина звичайна Ukrainian