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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One of the biggest threats to cassava is the Cassava Mosiac Disease. The cassava tubers are peeled, washed, grated and then fermented anaerobically in sacks and pressed with stones for several days.

Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science. But it appears that some people, who live in cooler climates, have been successful in finding ways round this.

Factsheet – Manihot glaziovii

They are coated in wax to prolong freshness. Manihot glaziovii in the greenhouse Manihot glaziovii growing the greenhouse. The sweet variety has a lower HCN content, which is confined to the phelloderm bark of the tuber.

It is a viral disease that is prevalent in the cassava producing areas of Africa, India, majihot Indonesia, but rare in South America Onwueme, Possible symptoms of cold damage can be seen in the loss of lower leaves. Another comment states that the species can have the stem cutttings taken when the temperature drops, and these can be stored until spring. Flora neotropica Monograph No. This one was cleaned and planted in the tropical greenhouse.

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It is then sieved and roasted, creating a flour like product which can be stored for much longer periods.

Certainly a useful strategy. The stems are erect and radiate out from the tuber. Most Manihot species grow in seasonally dry conditions, are sporadically distributed, and never become the dominant species Rogers and Appan, The second problem is the roots and leaves contain cyanide. In the Zulu language it is called Unjumbula, and in the Tsonga language it is called Muthupula. A tuber of Manihot esculenta. 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.

The tuber formation is controlled by the photo period.

Manihot glaziovii & Manihot esculenta – Two shrubs with history

Manihot glaziovii growing the greenhouse. The genus is made up of monoecious trees, shrubs, and herbs.

manihoy Another distinction is that M. In conditions of very high fertility, cassava produces excessive vegetation, at the expense of tuber formation Onwueme, 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. Manicoba and Mangabeira rubbers.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Trial to study topophysis and glaziovi in cassava. Influence of length of the illumination period on root formation in cassava. Effect of mosaic disease on cassava. Another species of Manihot recently planted in the greenhouse is M. The Tropical Tuber Crops.


The bark is smooth and pale grey, but can also be papery in texture. Cassava does best in soil that is light, loamy and medium fertility, with good drainage. These root tubers are highly rich in starch, and contain high amounts of calcium.

Manihot carthaginensis glaziovii

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Manihot esculenta is an important food source for millions Cassava is the third most important source of calories in the tropics, after rice and mznihot. The cultigens of cassava have shown reduced ability to set glaizovii compared to wild Manihot species Jennings, meaning cassava has been propagated vegetatively for a long time.

This entry was posted in CropsNeotropicsSpeciesStudents and tagged cassavamanihot esculentamanihot glaziovii. Cassava also has a number of names in Africa. The bitter variety has a higher HCN content, which is distributed throughout the tuber. The traditional processes used in Glazikvii, to make cassava palatable and safe to eat are thought to have originated from Latin America.