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Manihot esculente Tapioca Singkong
Euphorbiaceae
 

Manihot esculente, Tapioca, Tapioka , Singkong, cassave

 

Manihot esculente, Tapioca, Tapioka , Singkong, cassave

A variable species, cassava is a shrubby perennial 3-10 ftManihot esculente, Tapioca, Tapioka , Singkong, cassave (1-3 m) high with palmately lobed leaves of up to 9 lance-shaped leaflets.
The roots, which radiate from the base of the plant, may grow up to 4 ft (1.2 m) long and contain about 30 per cent starch.
Cassava meal, obtained from the tuberous roots, is used in soaps and puddings, to preserve meat and sauces and as a glue.
A form of sugar, various alcoholic drinks and acetone are other end products.
Cyanide is also obtained from the roots.
Cultivation: The plants require a warm wet growing season followed by a dry period.
Excellent drainage is required. Manihot esculente, Tapioca, Tapioka , Singkong, cassave
Propagate from cuttings of mature stem about 6 in 15 cm long.

 
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