Taxon: Zea mays L. subsp. mays

 
Genus: Zea
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Tripsacinae
Nomen number: 311987
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 15-Jul-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Oct-2003
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 29776 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: sweetener ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Human food: beverage base (as Z. mays)
  • Human food: oil/fat (as Z. mays)
  • Human food: starch (as Z. mays)
  • Human food: vegetable (as Z. mays)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Pl Res SEAs 10:144. 1996)
  • Fuels: petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide N. El Bassam 1998)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_18.html,)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Pl Res SEAs 10:144. 1996)
  • Materials: lipids (fide Pl Res SEAs 10:144. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Z. mays; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Z. mays)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

References:

  1. Batra, L. R. Names of Japanese plants sorted by their Japanese names in Romanized Katakana and scientific nomenclature. 1995 (Names Batra)
  2. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  3. Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6. (L Noms French ed6)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species 18-49.
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Grubben, G. J. H. & Soetjipto Partohardjono, eds. 1996. Cereals (Pl Res SEAs) 10:143.
  9. Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  10. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  11. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  12. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  16. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  17. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)

Check other web resources for Zea mays L. subsp. mays :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?311987. Accessed 20 June 2018.