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Taxon: Manihot esculenta Crantz

Genus: Manihot
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Crotonoideae tribe: Manihoteae.
Nomen number: 431678
Place of publication: Inst. rei herb. 1:167. 1766
Name verified on: 05-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 19 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Brazilian arrowroot   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 9:107.) – English   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • cassava   (Source: Pl Names ) – English
  • cassava   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • manioc   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • manioc tapioca   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • tapioca   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • tapioca-plant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • Kassave   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • Maniok   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • mandioca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • yuca   (Source: Cornucopia ) – Spanish   [Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta]
  • maniok   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
More:

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela - Amazonas
    Brazil: Brazil - Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Goias, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins
    Western South America: Bolivia - La Paz; Peru - Loreto, San Martin

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated throughout tropics

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Manihot esculenta Crantz:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?431678 (30 July 2014)

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