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Common name

English: Ceara rubber, Tree cassava

German: Ceara-Kautschuk

Portuguese: Maniçoba


Kingdom: Plantae (2604)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2501)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Malpighiales (98)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Manihot (4)

            Epithet: carthaginensis (1)

              Subspecies: glaziovii (Müll.Arg.) Allem

Synonyms: Manihot glaziovii Müll.Arg., Manihot janipha (L.) Pohl

carthaginensis => from Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar Department, Colombia

glaziovii => in honor of Auguste François Marie Glaziou (1828-1906), French botanist and landscape designer


Climate: tropical

Habit: arborescent

Flower colour: yellow, beige, white

Botanical description

M. carthaginensis is a shrub or tree to 10(15) m high, dbh up to 20 cm, often branching near the base. Bark grey to dark brown, papery, scaly, Araucaria-like.

External links

Check for Manihot carthaginensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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