Manihot glaziovii Müll. Arg.

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Manihot glaziovii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Manihot glaziovii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Manihot glaziovii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Manihot glaziovii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Feb 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Common names:
Status: Introduced
Completely hairless small tree with pale grey, smooth bark, often somewhat papery and peeling purplish-brown. Milky sap present. Leaves 3-5-lobed or rarely simple, 10-28 cm wide, more or less cordate at the base, dark bluish-green above,paler beneath; net-veining transparant against the light; petiole 7-13.5 cm long. Iflorescence branched, 2-15 cm long. Flowers unisexual with male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, greenish-white and mauve-tinged or pale yellow with reddish markings. Fruit globose, c. 2 cm in diameter, smooth but becoming tuberculate on drying.
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Habitat: Widely cultivated in the tropics as a rubber plant or ornamental and occasionally naturalized.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to eastern Brazil.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,E,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 461. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 49.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 246 - 247.

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Flora of Malawi: Manihot glaziovii
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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Manihot glaziovii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Manihot glaziovii
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Manihot glaziovii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Manihot glaziovii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Manihot glaziovii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Manihot glaziovii., retrieved 5 March 2024

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