Ricinus communis L.
var. megalospermus (Del.) Müll.Arg.

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Status: Cultivated and possibly becoming naturalised
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 157 - 159.

Other sources of information about Ricinus communis var. megalospermus:

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Flora of Malawi: Ricinus communis var. megalospermus
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Ricinus communis var. megalospermus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ricinus communis var. megalospermus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ricinus communis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ricinus communis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ricinus communis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ricinus communis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ricinus communis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ricinus communis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ricinus communis
iNaturalist: Ricinus communis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ricinus communis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ricinus communis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ricinus communis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ricinus communis
Plants of the World Online: Ricinus communis
Tropicos: Ricinus communis
Wikipedia: Ricinus communis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ricinus communis var. megalospermus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=199440, retrieved 19 August 2022

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