SL Flora


Jatropha manihot-Manihot esculenta-Manknknokka



 Manihot Shrub (Mayiyokka)

Manihot esculenta Flowers

Common Classification 
Common Names Mandioca, Cassava, Tapioca, Yuca, Manicot, manihot, Maniok
Name in Sinhalese Mangknokka,Mayiyokka, Mannokka
Categories Vegetable 
Scientific Classification
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Manihot .
Species M. esculenta
Scientific Names Manihot esculenta, Jatropha manihot
Status
Culinary / Edible YesHighLeaves, Tubers
Use as Medicament No

Poisoned / Toxin Yes Mid Tubers

Description
Origin  Manihot or mayiyokka is a native plant to South America.It is now naturalized and cultivates throughout Sri Lanka.
Identification
fruit of ManihotTubers of Manihot (Magngnokka Ala)
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