palma christi

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Synonyms for palma christi

large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin

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Palma Christi seeds contain the poisonous alkaloid ricin.
For the needs of import replacement the Palma Christi (castor) plant was planted at experimental plot of Shimkent Region of Republic of Kazakhstan; the crop was grown and harvested.