Taxon: Manihot carthagenensis (Jacq.) Müll. Arg. subsp. glaziovii (Müll. Arg.) Allem

Genus: Manihot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Manihoteae
Nomen number: 431005
Place of publication: Novon 11:160. 2001
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Ceara rubbertree  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • caoutchoutier de Céara  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Cerakautschukbaum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Cera-Maniok  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • mandioca-brava  (Source: Cornucopia) - Portuguese
  • maniçoba  (Source: Cornucopia) - Portuguese
  • maniçoba-do-Ceará  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • caucho blanco  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish
  • cauchotero de Ceará  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as M. glaziovii; F Neotrop, as M. glaziovii; Zander ed16, as M. glaziovii; Pl Res SEAs 18:128. 2000 as M. glaziovii)
  • Human food: vegetable (in Africa fide F Neotrop, as M. glaziovii; Pl Res SEAs 18:128. 2000 as M. glaziovii)
  • Gene sources: disease resistance for cassava (used to provide resistance to mosaic virus fide F Neotrop, as M. glaziovii)
  • Gene sources: drought resistance for cassava (fide Pl Res SEAs 18:128. 2000 as M. glaziovii)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of cassava (based on crosses with Manihot esculenta fide Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr 8:143. 2011)
  • Materials: latex/rubber (fide F Neotrop, as M. glaziovii; Pl Res SEAs 18:128. 2000 as M. glaziovii)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Ceara, Minas Gerais (n.e.), Paraiba, Pernambuco]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Allem, A. C. 2001. Three new infraspecific taxa of Manihot (Euphorbiaceae) from the Brazilian neotropics (Novon) 11:157-165.
  2. Duputié, A. et al. 2011. Evolutionary biogeography of Manihot (Euphorbiaceae), a rapidly radiating Neotropical genus restricted to dry environments J. Biogeogr. 38:1033-1043.
  3. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  4. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  5. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Jennings, D. L. & C. Iglesias 2002. Chapter 8. Breeding for crop improvement (Cassava Biol Util) 149-166.
  8. Narian, S. S. et al. 2011. Chapter 8. Manihot (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 133-155.
  9. Nassar, N. M. A. et al. 2008. Wild Manihot species: botanical aspects, geographic distribution and economic value Genet. Molec. Res. 7:16-28.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  12. Rogers, D. J. & S. G. Appan 1973. Manihot, Manihotoides (Euphorbiaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 13:177.

Check other web resources for Manihot carthagenensis (Jacq.) Müll. Arg. subsp. glaziovii (Müll. Arg.) Allem :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 June 2018.