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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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.

Cassava does best in soil that is light, loamy and medium fertility, with good drainage. Cassava also has a number of names in Africa. A leaf of Manihot glaziovii. Yuca Not to be confused with Yucca is used widely in Central and Southern America, and is thought to come from Taino, the native, pre-Columbian language of Haiti.

Manihot carthaginensis glaziovii

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. Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science. The Tropical Tuber Crops. These root tubers are highly rich in starch, and contain high amounts of calcium.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Manihot glaziovii

The glazivoii variety has a higher HCN content, which is distributed throughout the tuber. Another species of Manihot recently planted in the greenhouse is M.


The genus is made up of monoecious trees, shrubs, and herbs. A tuber of Manihot esculenta. Central Brazil has the highest diversity, of about 40 Manihot species.

Manihot glaziovii & Manihot esculenta – Two shrubs with history

mabihot Variation in pollen and ovule fertility in varieties of cassava and the effect of interspecific crossing on fertility. Another comment states that the species can have the stem cutttings taken when the temperature drops, and these can be stored until spring. Most Manihot species grow in seasonally dry conditions, are sporadically distributed, and never become the dominant species Rogers and Appan, Manihot glaziovii in the greenhouse Manihot glaziovii growing the greenhouse.

This makes cassava well suited to tropical environments. The traditional processes used in Africa, to make cassava palatable and safe to eat are thought to have originated from Latin America. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

In the Zulu language it is called Unjumbula, and in the Tsonga language it is called Muthupula. A cassava leaf showing symptoms mabihot cassava mosaic virus. Proudly powered by WordPress. One of the biggest threats to cassava is the Cassava Mosiac Disease. 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. Influence of length of the illumination period on root formation in cassava.

Effect of mosaic disease on cassava.


Possible symptoms of cold damage can be seen in the loss of lower leaves. Biology, Production and Utilization. They are coated in wax to prolong freshness.

The cassava tubers are peeled, washed, grated and then fermented anaerobically in maihot and pressed with stones for several days. 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.

Manihot glaziovii (ceara rubber)

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

This one was cleaned and planted in the tropical greenhouse. But it appears that some people, who live in cooler climates, have been successful in finding ways round this. Trial to study topophysis and photoperiodism in cassava.

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In conditions of very high fertility, cassava produces excessive vegetation, at the expense of tuber formation Onwueme, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.