Manihot glaziovii. Family. Euphorbiaceae. Botanical Name. Manihot glaziovii Mueller, J. von (Aargau) in Martius, C.F.P. von () Flora Brasiliensis . Manihot glaziovii. Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne Zomba Community. Manihot glaziovii. Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne Zomba Community. Manihot glaziovii. Family Name: Euphorbiaceae. Synonyms: Manihot glaziovii. Common Names: Ceara Rubber Tree, False Tapioca, Manicoba, Ubi.

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This one was cleaned and planted in the tropical greenhouse. Maihot traditional processes used in Africa, to make cassava palatable and safe to eat are thought to have originated from Latin America. The bark is smooth and pale grey, but can also be papery in texture. They claim it can grow 12 feet 3. Variation in pollen and ovule fertility glaziivii varieties of cassava and the effect of interspecific crossing on fertility.

The sweet variety has a lower HCN content, which is confined to the phelloderm bark of the tuber.

Trial to study topophysis and photoperiodism in cassava. Cassava does best in soil that is light, loamy and medium fertility, with good drainage.

A cassava leaf showing symptoms of cassava mosaic virus. The bitter variety has a higher HCN content, which is distributed throughout the glaziovoi. Ceara rubber has high endurance while in raw form, and so was easily stored.

Effect of maanihot disease on cassava. Cassava also has a number of names in Africa. The tuber formation is controlled by the photo period. Manihot esculenta is an important food source for millions Cassava is the third glazovii important source of calories in the tropics, after rice and maize. Another comment states that the species can have the glaziovi cutttings taken when the temperature drops, and these can be stored until spring.


The leaves have nine lobes and peltate attachment to the petiole the petiole attaches to the lower surface instead of the margin. This makes cassava well suited to tropical environments. Another species of Manihot recently planted in the greenhouse is M. In the Zulu language it is called Unjumbula, and in the Tsonga language it is called Muthupula.

The cassava tubers are maniot, washed, grated and then fermented anaerobically in sacks and pressed with stones for several days. Proudly powered by WordPress. Roots of the cassava are tuberous and firm, similar to a potato, but are long and taper to a point They can be up to 50cm long.

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African Plants – A Photo Guide – Manihot glaziovii

Under short day conditions, tubers will readily glaaziovii, but when day length is greater than hours, tubering is delayed, and subsequent yields are lower Bolhuis, ; Mogilner et al. The specimen in the greenhouse is only 1m, and so has a long way to go.

Certainly a useful strategy. Possible symptoms of cold damage can be seen in the loss of lower leaves.

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A cassava leaf showing symptoms of cassava mosaic virus symptoms include a yellow or white chlorosis of the young leaves, leaf distortion, and reduction in leaf size. Another distinction is that M. These root tubers are highly rich in starch, and contain high amounts of calcium. Influence of length of the illumination period on root formation in cassava.


This one was bought from a local supermarket. The Journal of Agricultural Science A tuber of Manihot esculenta. Central Brazil has the highest diversity, of about 40 Manihot species. Cassava can be processed in a number of ways, which reduce the amounts of toxic cyanogenic glucosides which when hydrolised release hydrocyanic acid HCN in various amounts.

The second problem is the roots and leaves contain cyanide.

Flora neotropica Monograph No. Biology, Production and Utilization. A leaf of Manihot glaziovii.

Due to the long history and widespread cultivation of cassava throughout the tropical world, it has many common names, a few of which I will cover here. In conditions of very high fertility, cassava produces excessive vegetation, at the expense of tuber formation Onwueme, It is then sieved and roasted, creating a flour like product which can be stored for much longer periods. The genus is made up of monoecious trees, shrubs, and herbs. The cultigens of cassava have shown reduced ability to set seed compared to wild Manihot species Jennings, meaning cassava has been propagated vegetatively for a long time.

It is a viral disease that is prevalent in the cassava producing areas of Africa, India, and Indonesia, but rare in South America Onwueme,