Cassava

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Cassava
Leaves o the cassava plant
A manioc tuber
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Manihoteae
Genus: Manihot
Species: M. esculenta
Binomial name
Manihot esculenta
Crantz

Cassava (Manihot esculenta), an aa cried manioc, yuca, balinghoy, mogo, mandioca, kamoteng kahoy, tapioca-ruit (predominantly in Indie) an manioc root, a widdy shrub o the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) faimily native tae Sooth Americae, is extensively cultivatit as an annual crap in tropical an subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous ruit, a major soorce o carbohydrates. It differs frae the similarly spelled yucca, an unrelatit fruit-bearin shrub in the Asparagaceae faimily. Cassava, when dried tae a poudery (or pearly) extract, is called tapioca; its fermented, flaky version is named garri.