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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Manihot esculenta Crantz, Inst. Rei Herb. 1: 167 (1766).

This name is accepted.

Distribution: W. South America to Brazil
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Lifeform: Tuber nanophan. or phan.
Remarks: Tubers edible when the cyanide is removed; a major staple food (Cassava, Tapioka) in the tropics.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Original Compiler: R.Govaerts