Monographs Details: Manihot guaranitica Chodat & Hassl. subsp. guaranitica
Authority: Rogers, David J. & Appan, S. G. 1973. Manibot, Manihotoides (Euphorbiaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 13: 1-272. 1 chart. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Description - Shrubs, to 4.0 m tall, base swollen. Young stems glabrous, grayish brown or purplish brown. Leaves alternate; stipules ca 1.0 cm long, often persistent, glabrous, margin dentate, greenish yellow or purplish; petioles ca 14.0 cm long, terete, yellowish green or with purplish pigmentation, glabrous, petiole attachment to lamina mostly peltate, rarely basal, width between basal edge of lamina and petiole-lamina junction usually 1.0 cm or less; abaxial lamina surface wax pattern smooth; venation camptodromous, veins glabrous; lamina palmately 5 lobed rarely less than 5; median lobes obovate, obovate pandurate or rhombic, ca 12.0 cm long, ca 7.0 cm wide, apex obtuse, acute or shortly angustate, base of lobes 1.0-2.0 cm wide, width between base of sinus and petiole-lamina junction ca 2.25 cm; lowest lobes ca 1/3 as long as median lobes, oblong with an obtuse apex. Inflorescence a monoecious, terminal, cluster of subspicate racemes arising from one basal point, ca 8.0 cm long, sometimes longer, usually with considerable amount of purplish pigmentation on peduncles, pedicels and tepals, sometimes without purplish pigmentation, usually with a bluish bloom over peduncles, pedicels and tepals, all parts glabrous; bracteoles setaceous to semifoliaceous, 1.0 cm long, 0.4 cm wide, margin smooth to dentate. Pistillate flowers restricted to the base of the upper half of the inflorescence, pedicels 1.25 cm long, tepal 1.0 cm long, cleft to base into 5 ovate lobes, ovary subglobose. Staminate buds more or less globular, flowers medium sized, tepal 1.0 cm long, cleft 1/3 way down into 5 lobes, stamens 10, in 2 whorls of 5 each. Capsules 1.5 cm long, subglobose, surface smooth, apex rounded. Seeds 1.25 cm long, caruncle poorly developed.

Distribution:Bolivia South America| Cochabamba Bolivia South America| Santa Cruz Bolivia South America| Tarija Bolivia South America| Paraguay South America| BoquerĂ³n Paraguay South America| Olimpo Paraguay South America| Argentina South America| Jujuy Argentina South America| Salta Argentina South America| Chaco Argentina South America| Catamarca Argentina South America| Tucuman Argentina South America|