EPPO Global Database

Manihot esculenta(MANES)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MANES
  • Preferred name: Manihot esculenta
  • Authority: Crantz


South America (Colombia to Bolivia, Brazil). Cultivated throughout the tropics for its tubers (cassava), which have to be detoxified before use, and for the starch (tapioca) which can be prepared from them. Introduced in Mediterranean, India, Indochina (Thailand, Cambodia), Malesia (Java, Moluccas), China (including Taiwan), Sénégal to Burkina Faso, Tchad to Ethiopia, Gabon, Zaïre, Angola, Mozambique, Madagascar, USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Manihot flabellifolia Pohl
Manihot utilissima Pohl

Common names
Name Language
cassava English
manioc English
tapioca English
tapioca plant English
Cassavastrauch German
Maniok German
Maniokstrauch German
Tapiokapflanze German
cassave French
manioc French
manioc amer French
falso café Spanish (AR)
guacamote Spanish (HN)
mandioca Spanish
manoco Spanish (BO)
tapioca Spanish
yuca Spanish
iucca Italian
manioca Italian
cassaveplant Dutch
maniok Dutch
mandioca Portuguese
mandioqueira Portuguese
maniok Swedish
mù shǔ Chinese
木薯 Chinese
ubi kayu Indonesian