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Manihot caerulescens - Pohl

Common Name Manicoba
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woodlands in sandstone soils[499 ].
Range S. America - northeast Brazil.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Manihot caerulescens Manicoba


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Manihot caerulescens is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Jatropha coerulea Steud. Manihot bahiensis Ule Manihot caerulea Steud. Manihot cearensis Pax & K.Hoffm. Manihot cuneata Ule Manihot discolor Ule Manihot ferruginea Ule Manihot grandiflora Müll.Arg. Manihot harmsiana Ule Manihot labroyana Ule Manihot lyrata Ule Manihot microdendron Ule Manihot piauhyensis Ule Manihot riedeliana Klotzsch ex Pax Manihot rotundata Ule Manihot speciosa Müll.Arg. Manihot toledii Labroy ex Ule Manihot trifoliata Ule

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

A latex obtained from the trunk is used to make 'Piauhy rubber'[46 ].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Standard  Regional Crop

A plant of the 'Caatinga' dry forest region of northeast Brazil. The climate is hot and dry, there are usually 6 to 11 months without rain each year. The mean annual rainfall varies from 250 - 1,000mm, and the mean annual temperature is from 24 - 26°c. Grows best in a sandy soil[499 ].

Carbon Farming

  • Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Materials, chemicals and energy include bioplastics, rubber, biomass products gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, butane, propane, biogas. Plants are usually resprouting plants and saps.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.

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Plant Propagation

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Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Manicoba

Asia, Brazil, India, South America

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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