Euphorbiaceae week - Tapioca (Manihot esculenta)

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mani nair

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Mar 8, 2011, 2:10:40 AM3/8/11
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Dear friends,

Sending photos of Tapioca tree.  The roots are boiled and eaten  alongwith rice and fish in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The starch from the roots are used to make Sabudana which is made into Vadas or upma and eaten during Upvas in Maharashtra and Gujerat.

Place : Pattambi, Kerala
Botanical name : Manihot esculenta
Date  :  June 2009
Others:  Cultivated in farms

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Mani.
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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 8, 2011, 2:30:50 AM3/8/11
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Thanks mani ji, very informative post.
 
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Rashida.  

Usha Desai

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Mar 8, 2011, 4:59:27 AM3/8/11
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Thanks Mani ji
I have seen Manihot esculenta variegata......but not this one.Is variegated one also used for Tapioca...sabudana?
thanking you in advance.
Usha

mani nair

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Mar 8, 2011, 5:02:30 AM3/8/11
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Dear Usha ji, I have no idea.  I have seen only this variety in Kerala farms.  The variegate variety is used for border as the leaves are very showy.  Waiting for more reply.

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Mani.

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