MCol 1468 in AgSight Collection in 2020

Cassava variety MCol 1468

A variety introduced to Australia from CIAT in about 1980 and was maintained in the Australian Cassava collection at the University of Queensland’s Redland Bay farm near Brisbane. Stem cuttings were sent to Dr Howard Bradbury at ANU in Canberra in about 1990, and subsequently provided by Dr Bradbury to AgSight in 2016. The variety has since been established in a field nursery at Kununurra in Western Australia. It is also growing in Queensland and at Monash University in Melbourne.

A variety with intermediate leaf cyanide content.