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Ricinus communis

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiology
HabiterectCategorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301539Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010004002000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--5060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH56.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle140210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialdye/tanninleaves
materialwaxesseeds
materialfibresbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalsoil improversseeds
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds