Manihot esculenta Crantz, Inst. Rei Herb. 1: 167 1766. (Syn: Janipha aipi (Pohl) J.Presl ….);

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Cassava, yuca, manioc, kappa (India), maniokka (Sri Lanka);
 
This is a root vegetable and it is widely consumed in the state of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is boiled and eaten along with fish curry. The starch extracted from the roots of Tapioca plant is used to make granules called “Sabudana” in Hindi and Marathi. From Sabudana is made the famous Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Wada eaten during fasting for “upvas” in Maharashtra and Gujerat; 
 
Cassava can be cooked in various ways. The soft-boiled root has a delicate flavor and can replace boiled potatoes in many uses: as an accompaniment for meat dishes, or made into purées, dumplings, soups, stews,
gravies, etc. Deep fried (after boiling or steaming), it can replace fried potatoes, with a distinctive flavor;
 
 
The variegated ones are mostly planted in borders for its showy leaves. The one which is cultivated for the tubers is mostly the non variegated i.e. green leaved ones.
Kerala is one of the biggest cultivator of Tapioca followed by Tamil Nadu.
In Maharashtra we get Sabudana which is made from the starch of Tapioca and made snacks which is eaten during Upvas; 
 


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Fruits & vegetables week: Tapioca: Sending photos of Tapioca plants and Tapioca.  
This is a root vegetable and it is widely consumed in the state of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is boiled and eaten along with fish curry. The starch extracted from the roots of Tapioca plant is used to make granules called “Sabudana” in Hindi and Marathi.  From Sabudana is made the famous Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Wada eaten during fasting for “upvas” in Maharashtra and Gujerat.
Botanical name : Manihot esculenta (Family: Euphorbiaceae)
Common name of the root :  Cassava   Kappa Kizhangu (Malayalam & Tamil)
Place  : Pattambi, Kerala
Date   :  May 2010
Others :  The tapioca root (Photo No.4)  photo is sent by my friend … from Philippines.  


 

 

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Manihot esculenta, Yucca root, cassava or manioc: Manihot esculenta, Yucca root, cassava or manioc. The name can be really confusing, sold in stores of California under the name yucca root. It is reported that even Linnaeus based his generic name on Carribean name for cassava. The roots of Yucca are not edible containing high level of saponin and used for shampoo, plant mostly cultivated as ornamental. 
Cassava can be cooked in various ways. The soft-boiled root has a delicate flavor and can replace boiled potatoes in many uses: as an accompaniment for meat dishes, or made into purées, dumplings, soups, stews,
gravies, etc. Deep fried (after boiling or steaming), it can replace fried potatoes, with a distinctive flavor.
 
 


 

 

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Euphorbiaceae week – Tapioca (Manihot esculenta): Sending photos of Tapioca tree.  The roots are boiled and eaten  alongwith rice and fish in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The starch from the roots are used to make Sabudana which is made into Vadas or upma and eaten during Upvas in Maharashtra and Gujerat.
Place : Pattambi, Kerala
Botanical name : Manihot esculenta
Date  :  June 2009
Others:  Cultivated in farms


I have seen Manihot esculenta variegata……but not this one. Is variegated one also used for Tapioca… sabudana?


– I have no idea.  I have seen only this variety in Kerala farms. The variegate variety is used for border as the leaves are very showy



 

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Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’, often grown as ornamental foliage plant in pots and beds
The green plant with non-variegated leaves is widely grown for the yield of cassava, a rich source of starch

 

 

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Type Garden Shrub
is this Variegated Tapioca Manihot esculenta
Does this bloom?

 

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efloraofindia:”For Id 26092011MR4’’ short tree with leaves in whorls Pune:  Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Private Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- about 7 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green narrow in whorls

Flowers and fruits not seen


I also think Tapioca, Manihot esculenta


 

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Manihot esculenta Pohl var. variegata Hort from Barapani(Shillong): Attaching images may be Manihot esculenta Pohl var. variegata Hort collecting from Barapani(Shillong).
Name : Tapioca (Eng.)/Simal-alu (Assamese)
Genus & Species : Manihot esculenta Pohl var. variegata Hort
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Location : ICAR Campus, Barapani(Meghalaya)
Time of collection : 19/10/2012
Habit : Small tree grown in ICAR garden
Leaf : Variegated


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Manihot esculenta Crantz from ICAR complex (Barapani): Attaching images may be Manihot esculenta Crantz collecting from Barapani(Shillong).
Name : Tapioca (Eng.)/Simal-alu (Assamese)
Genus & Species : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Location : ICAR Campus, Barapani(Meghalaya)
Time of collection : 19/10/2012
Habit : Small tree grown in ICAR complex(Barapani)
Leaf : Not variegated


Thanks … never seen in flowers..


 

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Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Manihot esculenta Pohl var. variegata Hort from Shillong, Meghalaya KD 02 :

2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are Manihot esculenta Pohl var. variegata Hort from Meghalaya.


Okay. No variety to be recognized.


 

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Attached images are from Manihot esculenta Crantz from Shillong, Meghalaya.


Okay.


 

Request for identification
Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Private Garden 
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- about 7 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green narrow in whorls
Flowers and fruits not seen


It looks like Bombax ceiba?


tapioca ?


I also think Tapioca, Manihot esculenta


Yes Sir Agree with Manihot esculenta


We call it Kishor and eat the tubers I think.

The dry leaves hanging along the middle are Grevillea robusta !!


 
sharing images of Manihot esculenta from Pune. Posted earlier for Id at 
Id provided by …


I know that Malayalalu is cultivated in Maharashtra.


 

 

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Manihot esculenta Crantz 
Native of South America; extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Apologies – this is the only photo in my collection.
in garden at Kamshet near Lonavala on 02 MAY 08  


No problem, this is Malayalalu of Andamans where they started its cultivation during Japanese aggression.


 

Tapioca farmPattambi, KeralaThe starch from the root is used to make Sabudana.


Okay.


 

 

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EUPHORBIACEAE FORTNIGHT: from Uttarakhand_DSR_41 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Manihot esculenta Cranz is cultivated in some kitchen gardens of Pantnagar 


So, tapioca is now cultivated everywhere


 

sharing image of Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’ from Pune 


Yes, it is cultivated in Maharashtra.


Beautiful leaves … 
The variegated ones are mostly planted in borders for its showy leaves. The one which is cultivated for the tubers is mostly the non variegated i.e. green leaved ones.
Kerala is one of the biggest cultivator of Tapioca followed by Tamil Nadu.
In Maharashtra we get Sabudana which is made from the starch of Tapioca and made snacks which is eaten during Upvas.


 

 

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Seen at a plant nursery in Muscat.

Commonly known as Variegated Tapioca.


Okay. It is a cultivated species.


 

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This plant has gained little popularity over the years as an ornamental in our area (and not as a starch yielding plant). These shots were recorded from Kurukshetra and Panipat…

However, never seen to flower..


 
Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’, often grown as ornamental foliage plant in pots and beds

The green plant with non-variegated leaves is widely grown for the yield of cassava, a rich source of starch


Ornamental.


 

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Euphorbiaceae fortnight ::Manihot esculenta at Mizoram:: PKA35 : : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors. 

Seen this ‘Tapioca tree’ at Mizoram.
Bot. name: Manihot esculenta.


Thanks a lot … for showing flowers…seeing for the first time….


Yes. Nice photos.


 

  
 
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