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Leafs o the cassava plant
A manioc tuber
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Faimily: Euphorbiaceae
Subfaimily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Manihoteae
Genus: Manihot
Species: M. esculenta
Binomial name
Manihot esculenta
Manihot esculenta

Cassava (Manihot esculenta), forby cried manioc, yuca, balinghoy, mogo, mandioca, kamoteng kahoy, tapioca-ruit (predominantly in Indie) an manioc ruit, 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 seimilar spellt yucca, an unrelatit fruit-bearin shrub in the Asparagaceae faimily. Cassava, whan dried tae a poudery (or pearly) extract, is cried tapioca; its fermented, flaky version is named garri.