The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 54
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Wheat: None, although experience has shown that it does very
Barley: The above is also true for this product.
Vegetables: The same can be said for vegetables.
Cotton: About 300 pounds of a very good quality [is produced]
and sold, with the seed still in it, at one real.
Sugar: Since most of the cane produced is consumed in that form,
only about 600 pesos' worth of piloncillo"8 is made.
Tobacco: None, although it should grow very well.
Cochineal - Grana fina: None.
Grana Silvestre:37 None.
Dye wood: None.
Tabasco peppers: None.
Istle or Pita Floja:38 None.
Anil: None, although it should do well.
Pine and Copal Resins: There are many of these.
Cabinet woods:8" Some of these, and enough of the ordinary
varieties for houses and ships.
Aromatic and medicinal herbs and roots: There are various ones,
such as Sassafras, Viperinas,4 Milpertui,41 Elder, Purga
amarga,42 Yerbanis,45 and others which are used by the inhab-
itants when they are ill, in an effort to fill the gap caused by
a lack of pharmacies and physicians.
88Piloncillo-raw, loaf sugar.
'7Grana fina and Grana Silvestre were two varieties of Cochineal prepared for
3SIstle or pita floja-the plant Ananas Magdalenae Standl, a member of the
Bromeliaceae family, which gives a good quality of fiber, noted for its strength
39In the Durango questionnaire the above category was apparently followed only
by the consular instructions "Report any additional important products which may
exist." Ibid., 96.
4oViperinas-Possibly Senega or Snakeroot.
41Milpertui-Apparently Hypericum perforatum, commonly known as Rosin Rose,
St. John's Wort, Touch and Heal.
42Purga amarga-Several herbs, including both Aletris farinosa (bittergrass) and
Lettandra Virginica (physic root), could be described by this name of "bitter purge."
48Presumably the herb Anise.
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