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*Manihot esculenta Crantz. Manioc, Tapioca. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of tropical America.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Other Comments: The root starch of this species, rich in carbohydrates, is a staple of some tropical diets; elsewhere it is used as the primary component of tapioca pudding.

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl2, FNA12, K3, K4, WH3, Govaerts, Frodin, & Radcliffe-Smith (2000); = Jatropha manihot L. – S; = Manihot manihot (L.) Cockerell – S13; > Manihot esculenta Crantz ssp. esculenta

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