Sola wood comes from a tapioca plant root. It is a tropical species of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family. Poinsettias and castor oil plants also belong to this family. The tapioca plant is known by many names: cassava, manioc, arrowroot, and sometimes yuca (don't get that confused with the yucca succulent plant). Cassava (Tapioca) plants grow in tropical climates. These plants are extremely drought resistant.
This plant is not meant to be ingested unless it is processed. Once processed, the tapioca plant is used for several different types of foods in several different countries and cultures.