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Arrowroot, Tapioca

Marantaceae Maranta arundinacea L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Yuquilla is the true arrowroot of the West Indies. Perennial to 6 feet in height. The underground tubers are a source of tapioca. A similar crop is Leren, which see.

Last update June 26, 1996 bha