What is the family of cassava?

What is cassava related to?

Cassava is a nutty-flavored, starchy vegetable in the root and tuber family. Other vegetables in this group include potatoes, sweet potatoes, taro, and yams. Cassava is high in both carbohydrates and calories compared with other vegetables, and it is a staple crop in many cultures across the globe.

What class of crop does cassava belong to?

The name cassava also is used for this tuber, which is a major source of carbohydrates and is a dietary staple in many tropical nations. This plant and root also are known as yuca, manioc, and mandioca.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Is cassava in the potato family?

Yams, sweet potatoes, and cassava are classed as tuberous root vegetables that come from a flowering plant but are not related and do not have much in common. In the U.S., they are marketed as different vegetables.

What is another name for cassava?


cassava, (Manihot esculenta), also called manioc, mandioca, or yuca, tuberous edible plant of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) from the American tropics.