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, Paraiba, Pernambuco

  • Cultivated


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