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Manihot dichotoma - Ule

Common Name Jequie manicoba, Manihot rubber tree
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - Brazil.
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Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Manihot dichotoma Jequie manicoba, Manihot rubber tree


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Manihot dichotoma Jequie manicoba, Manihot rubber tree
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Manihot dichotoma is an evergreen Tree growing to 5 m (16ft) by 3.5 m (11ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Manihot preciosa Schindler

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 the source of Jequie rubber, or Mule gum[46 ]. The plant has no place as a rubber producer[332 ]. Native of Brazil, rather widely cultivated as a rubber plant in Tropical Africa. A good hydrocarbon industrial crop.

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Standard  Regional Crop

Humid Tropics

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.

References

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Propagation

Seed

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Tequie manicoba, Jequié Rubber or Jequié Maniçoba.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Africa, Angola, Asia, Brazil*, Central Africa, East Africa, Hawaii, India, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, West Africa, Zimbabwe

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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Manihot carthaginensis glazioviiCeara Rubber Tree, Tree cassavaTree6.0 10-12 FLMHNDMWe223
Manihot esculentaCassava, Tapioca Plant, YucaShrub3.0 9-12 MLMHFSNDM522
Manihot heptaphyllaManicoba de Sao FranciscoTree6.0 10-12 MLMNDM003

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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