The cassava (manioca) and indigo plants are indigenous.
The sweet cassava yields tapioca.
The first named, which is poisonous in its native state, is the cassava of Spanish America.
In these regions, sugar, tobacco, indigo, cacao, rice, sweet potatoes, alfalfa, beans and cassava are produced, and Indian corn yields two and three crops a year.
The principal economic plants of the country are cacau, coffee, cassava (manioc) called " mandioca " in Brazil, Indian corn, beans, sweet potatoes, taro, sugar-cane, cotton and tobacco.