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Genus: Manihot Mill.

Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily Crotonoideae tribe Manihoteae
Genus number: 7234
Last updated: 21-Jun-2013
Comment: all 109 accepted species are in GRIN.

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.


References for genus:

  • Cervantes-Alcayde, M.-A. et al. 2015. Apparent similarity, underlying homoplasy: Morphology and molecular phylogeny of the North American clade of Manihot. Amer. J. Bot. 102: doi:10.3732/ajb.1500063. [this study found evidence for all "North American species form a clade"; it supported that "North American and Mesoamerican species are distantly related", and that these species were not involved in the domestication of cassava].
  • Duputié, A. et al. 2011. Evolutionary biogeography of Manihot (Euphorbiaceae), a rapidly radiating Neotropical genus restricted to dry environments. J. Biogeogr. 38:1033–1043. [this study found evidence for a Mesoamerican origin of the genus and radiation to South America, presently all species analyzed showed "clustering according to geography and ecology"].
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. (L Euphorb)
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:


Check other nomenclature databases for Manihot:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov.4/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?7234 (28 August 2015)

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