The genus is made up of monoecious trees, shrubs, and herbs. Central Brazil has the highest diversity, of about 40 Manihot species. Most Manihot species grow in seasonally dry conditions, are sporadically distributed, and never become the dominant species Rogers and Appan, Manihot glaziovii growing the greenhouse.
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Burrows, J. Page Includes a picture. Phiri, P. Radcliffe-Smith, A. Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9 4 Pages - Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Manihot glaziovii. Common names:. Completely hairless small tree with pale grey, smooth bark, often somewhat papery and peeling purplish-brown.
Milky sap present. Leaves lobed or rarely simple, cm wide, more or less cordate at the base, dark bluish-green above,paler beneath; net-veining transparant against the light; petiole Iflorescence branched, 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. Derivation of specific name:.
Altitude range: metres. Flowering time:. Worldwide distribution:. Zimbabwe distribution:. Growth form s :. Endemic status:. Red data list status:. Insects associated with this species:. Spot characters:. Display spot characters for this species.
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Burrows, J. Page Includes a picture. Phiri, P. Radcliffe-Smith, A. Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9 4 Pages - Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images