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Ricinus

ricinus

(Science: botany) A genus of plants of the spurge family, containing but one species (R. Communis), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is three-celled, and contains three large seeds from which castor oil iss expressed. See palma Christi.

Origin: L, the castor-oil plant.


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Banana tree

... genus Musa or respective species. It's monocot, while Physcomitrella belongs to mosses and Chlamydomonas and Ectocarpus are algae. Arabidopsis and Ricinus are dicots, so the only monocot is Oryza.

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by JackBean
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:11 am
 
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Banana tree

Hi, is anyone know what plant is the most similar to banana tree? If given Arabidopsis, Physcomitrella, Oryza, Chlamydomonas, Ectocarpus and Ricinus, which one would you think is most similar to banana? From my study, I found that banana and grape have many similarities in term of genotype. ...

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by magicsiew
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:53 am
 
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Identifying a flowering tree/plant

This is a Castor plant (Ricinus communis).It is a native of Ethopian region of tropical East Africa but now it has become a weed of Southwestern United States.It belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae which is an economically important family ...

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by sumita
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Identifying a flowering tree/plant
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