Plant ID forum: Brazilian beauty for ID please

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Mar 30, 2014 1:59 AM CST
I found this gorgeous plant on the riverside in the rainforest. The plant was about 4 feet (120cm) tall.
In the hope to find it blooming I returned to that spot a few weeks later, but alas the plant was destroyed by a very heavy monsoon Crying by which plants on the riverbanks and sides were washed away, defoliated, trees uprooted or severely damaged by the swollen raging river!
Location: rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 30, 2014 5:30 AM CST
Pretty plant Myriam!

I think it's in Euphorbiaceae, perhaps a Manihot sp. of which there is quite a list for Brazil.

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 30, 2014 6:03 AM CST
There's a similarity to Cassava, scroll down ..

http://indonesiaeats.com/bali-warung-pulau-kelapa-ubud/
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Mar 30, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Thanks Janet! Yes, there is definitely similarity with the Cassava or Manioc, which is Manihot esculenta, which has only three leaflets, so the Indonesian must be another Manihot sp...
I googled Manioh sps and got this:
https://www.google.be/search?q=manihot+sp.&newwindow=1&clien...
The plant seems to lack the woolly red purplish haired stems and petioles in that link, even the rim of the leaves of mine had red woolly hairs, not seen in my pictures, but I found a very weird looking tiny grasshopper on the leaves which I photographed and there one can see the red hairs on the leaf rims, the leaves of mine also have slight relief between the veins which I lack in Manihot sps. which have smooth leaves. Another thing is that mine had here and there some spikes on it stems.

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