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Manihot heptaphylla - Ule

Common Name Manicoba de Sao Francisco
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grows with other trees amongst sandstone rocks[499 ].
Range S. America - northeast Brazil.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Manihot heptaphylla Manicoba de Sao Francisco


Manihot heptaphylla Manicoba de Sao Francisco

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Manihot heptaphylla is an evergreen Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) 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, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Manihot heptaphylla x piauhyensis 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 plant makes a good quality rubber, known as Sao Francisco rubber[46 ]. A good hydrocarbon industrial crop.

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Standard  Regional Crop

A plant of the tropics where it is found at elevations from 450 - 1,000 metres.

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

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Manicoba de Sao Francisco

Brazil. 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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