Manihot glaziovii , Tree Cassava, Ceara Rubber Tree

Manihot glaziovii

Tree Cassava, Ceara Rubber Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterPoisonous or toxicEthnomedical plant.
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The plant is widely grown as an ornamental. It is used for temporary shade for cocoa in West Africa.

The root is rich in starch but it is hard and woody, and also produces hydrocyanic acid. It is eaten in times of food scarcity.

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