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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma herbarum @ BPI (1)

Phoma magnispora @ BPI (1)

Phoma striaeformis @ BPI (1)

Phoma @ BPI (2)
Aleyrodidae  Trialeurodes ricini @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Aphelinidae  Marietta @ UCRC_ENT (3)
Auriculariaceae  Auricularia polytricha @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (1)

Diplodia natalensis @ BPI (2)

Diplodia ricini @ BPI (1)

Diplodia ricinicola @ BPI (2)

Diplodia @ BPI (1)

Microdiplodia ricinigena @ BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis ricini @ BPI (1)
Cicadellidae  Empoasca bicuspida @ III (1)

Empoasca chelata @ III (8)

Empoasca curvexa @ III (2)

Empoasca deckeri @ III (1)

Empoasca erigeron @ III (1)

Empoasca kraemeri @ III (1)

Empoasca muricata @ III (8)

Empoasca plebeia @ III (2)

Empoasca solana @ III (2)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia @ BPI (2)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium fuligineum @ 426591A (1); 426591B (1)

Cladosporium herbarum @ BPI (1)

Cladosporium stromatum @ 427475B (1); 427475A (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium densiusculum @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium merrillii @ BPI (2)

Gloeosporium @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis ricinella @ BPI (2)
Diaspididae  Parlatoria oleae @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pinnaspis strachani @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Diatrypaceae  Eutypa ludibunda @ BPI (1)
Elsinoaceae  Sphaceloma ricini @ BPI (10)
Englerulaceae  Schiffnerula ricini @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Leveillula taurica @ BPI (1)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum gloeosporioides @ BPI (1)

Colletotrichum ricini @ BPI (1)
Gnomoniaceae  Laestadia ricini @ BPI (1)
Hypocreaceae  Trichoderma gamsii @ BPI (1)
Hyponectriaceae  Physalospora propinqua @ BPI (2)

Physalospora ventricosa @ BPI (2)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora ricini @ BPI (13)
Microstromataceae  Microstroma minimum @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Pseudatomoscelis seriatus @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora canescens @ BPI (3)

Cercospora ricinella @ BPI (81)

Heterosporium @ BPI (3)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium aurantiacum @ BPI (3)

Fusarium ricini @ BPI (1)
Pentatomidae  Loxa flavicollis @ AMNH_IZC (1)

Nezara viridula @ MEMU_ENT (7)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria inquinans @ BPI (1)

Alternaria ricini @ BPI (6)

Alternaria @ 445839A (1); 445839B (1)

Epicoccum nigrum @ BPI (1)

Macrosporium cladosporioides @ BPI (1)

Macrosporium compactum @ BPI (4)

Macrosporium ricini @ BPI (2)

Macrosporium @ BPI (1)

Pleospora @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Poria vincta @ BPI (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Melampsorella ricini @ BPI (12)
Pythiaceae  Phytophthora colocasiae @ BPI (1)

Phytophthora parasitica @ BPI (1)
Schizophyllaceae  Schizophyllum commune @ BPI (1)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botryotinia ricini @ BPI (4)

Botrytis cinerea @ BPI (2)

Botrytis @ 412234B (1); 412234A (1); BPI (4)

Sclerotinia ricini @ BPI (2)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium macrosporum @ BPI (1)
Thripidae  Caliothrips fasciatus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Tricholomataceae  Omphalia flavida @ BPI (1)
Turritellidae  Vermicularia bakeri @ BPI (2)

Vermicularia dematium @ BPI (1)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium bataticola @ BPI (1)

Sclerotium durum @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Sphaeria orthosticha @ BPI (1)
_  Aplosporella manilensis @ BPI (1)

Ascochyta ricinella @ 372293B (1); 372293A (1); 372293C (1); BPI (1)

Ascochyta @ BPI (1)

Botryodiplodia ricinicola @ BPI (2)

Botryodiplodia theobromae @ BPI (1)

Caeoma ricini @ BPI (1)

Clypeolella ricini @ BPI (1)

Coniosporium @ BPI (1)

Myrothecium roridum @ 454220B (1); 454220A (1)

Pellicularia filamentosa @ BPI (2)

Uredo ricini @ BPI (1)

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Ricinus communis L.

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General Information
Symbol: RICO3
Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
Other Common Names: castor bean
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 461. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .




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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Euphorbiales
Family Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Genus Ricinus L. – ricinus
Species Ricinus communis L. – castorbean

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Ricinus communis agaliya castor bean lama palagi maskerekur toto ni vavalagi uluchula skoki This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. 2006. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council. Berkeley, California.
FLEPPC Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1999. Invasive plant list . Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Florida.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Caribbean FACU
Hawaii FACU
North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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University of Hawaii Botany Department: Alien Plants of Hawaii (RICO3)
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