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Manihot aesculifolia (HBK) Pohl;

Shrub with fleshy storage roots, monoecious; stems weakly woody, brittle; leaves alternate, deeply palmately lobed, almost compound; leaf lobes variable, elliptic to deeply lobed (pandurate), apex acute to acuminate; flowers in clusters at the end of the stem, pistillate flowers towards the base, staminate flowers throughout the remainder of the inflorescence; fruit an explosively dehiscent capsule with 3 seeds.


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