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Plant species: Manihot esculenta

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Scientific name Manihot esculenta

Family Euphorbiaceae
Malagasy name
English name Cassava, Tapioca
Other languages Ge: Maniok
Ne: Maniok
Sp: Yuca
Po: Mandioca
Use by people The starch rich corm is eaten by 500 million people
Description Distribution Picture made in (year and area)

Distributed over all tropical regions and naturalized in Madagascar April 2012

  South of Ihosy
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