Manihot esculenta Crantz

Common name

English: Cassava

German: Maniok

Mandarin: 木薯 (mu shu)

Portuguese: Mandioca

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2273)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2178)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1839)

      Order: Malpighiales (83)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (69) (family description)

          Genus: Manihot (4)

           Epithet: esculenta Crantz (4)

Synonyms: Janipha aipi (Pohl) J.Presl, Janipha manihot (L.) Kunth

esculenta => edible, fit for human food

manihot => from the Tupí–Guaraní (indigenous languages of South America) word for cassava (M. esculenta)

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, beige, white

External links

Check for Manihot esculenta at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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