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Ricinus communis (Castor Oil Plant) is a species of tree in the family Euphorbiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Syria, Swaziland, Benin, Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Botswana, Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, Lesotho, Iran, Angola, Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya, Hungary, and Israel. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Honey bee, Seladonia lucidipennis, and Broad-billed Hummingbird. Individuals can grow to 3.4 m.

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EOL has data for 29 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Castor oil plant. View this species on GBIF