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Ricinus communis L.


Castor, Castorbean, Castor-oil Plant

(Castor seed is not a true bean.)

We have information from several sources:

Barriers to Commercialization of a Castor Cultivar with Reduced Concentration of Ricin—Cindy Lowery, Dick Auld, Rial Rolfe, Tom McKeon, and John Goodrum

The Enzymology of Castor Oil Biosynthesis—Thomas A. McKeon, Grace Q. Chen, Xiaohua He, Yeh-Jin Ahn, and Jiann-Tsyh Lin

Castor: Return of an Old Crop—Raymond D. Brigham

Development of Castor Bean Production in France—Françoise Labalette, André Estragnat, and Antoine Messéan

Evaluation of Castor Germplasm for Agronomic and Oil Characteristics—Harbans L. Bhardwaj, Ali I. Mohamed, Charles L. Webber, III, and Gilbert R. Lovell

Alternative Crops Research in Virginia—Harbans L. Bhardwaj, Andy Hankins, Tadesse Mebrahtu, Jimmy Mullins, Muddappa Rangappa, Ozzie Abaye, and Gregory E. Welbaum

Handbook of Energy Crops—James A. Duke. 1983. unpublished.

Castorbeans: Alternative Field Crops Manual, University of Wisconson Cooperative Extension Service, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Center for Alternative Plant & Animal Products

Castor Oil from: Magness, J.R., G.M. Markle, C.C. Compton. 1971. Food and Feed Crops of the United States. .

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