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The cassava (manioca) and indigo plants are indigenous.
The crops cultivated are rice, of an excellent quality, cassava, maize and ginger.
It is closely related to the Manioc, cassava or tapioca plant (Manihot utilissima) which it resembles when young and exhibits a similar tuberous root system.
The first named, which is poisonous in its native state, is the cassava of Spanish America.
Yuca (Manihot utilissima), known as cassava in the West Indies and mandioca in Brazil, is also widely cultivated for food and for the manufacture of starch.