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Manihot esculenta
Synonyms: M. aipi; M. dulcis; M. melanobasis; Jatropha manihot

Common Name(s): Cassava; manioc
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 180 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=35° (C)    Opt.Max=29° (C)
Opt.Min=20° (C)    Abs.Min=10° (C)
Precipitation: 100 to 203 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -8° (C)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown on the Gulf Coast, US. Grown in rainfall extremes. No freezing/frost. Most productive in full sun. Root crop.
Pythium, Phytothora, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Poison - mammals, Food - vegetable, Additive - flavoring, Animal Food - fodder, Fuel - petroleum sub., Food - starch
Steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
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