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A swollen underground stem, crown or root
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Cassava
Family Euphorbiaceae
Name Manihot esculenta
Common Names cassava, ubi kayu
Etymology
Manihot From Brazilian manioc meaning cassava.
esculenta From Latin esculentus meaning edible or delicious.

  See also:  Food plants

Cassava is an important staple food plant that grows in the tropics. The edible part is the root tuber, which has to be washed and cooked to destroy toxins. The picture of its flowers is taken in the Auckland Domain Winter Gardens. This plant requires warm conditions to grow.


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