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Substance Name: Cassava, manihot utilissima
RN: 92456-72-9


  • A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE that is perennial with conspicuous, almost palmate leaves like those of RICINUS but more deeply parted into five to nine lobes. It is a source of a starch after removal of the cyanogenic glucosides. The common name of Arrowroot is also used with Maranta (MARANTACEAE). The common name of yuca is also used for YUCCA.

Classification Codes

  • Natural Product
  • Reproductive Effect
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Manihot


  • Cassava
  • Cassava meal
  • Cassava powder
  • EINECS 296-251-0
  • GARI
  • Manihot utilissima
  • Milled cassava powder

Systematic Names

  • Cassava, ext.
  • Cassava, manihot utilissima

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 92456-72-9

System Generated Number

  • 0092456729