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Taxon: Zea mays L.

 
Genus: Zea
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Tripsacinae
Nomen number: 42207
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:971. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358992
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4293 (969 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Durango]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Guanajuato, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/cultural/Zea_mays_K/ target='_blank'
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  4. Boulos, L. 1999-. Flora of Egypt
  5. Doebley, J. F. & H. H. Iltis. 1980. Taxonomy of Zea (Gramineae). I. A subgeneric classification with key to taxa. Amer. J. Bot. 67:982-1004.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Zea+mays&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  10. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  11. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  13. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:134.
  14. Nair, N. V. et al. 2006. Characterization of intergeneric hybrids of Saccharum using molecular markers. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:163-169.
  15. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  17. Sánchez González, J. J. et al. 2011. Three new teosintes (Zea spp., Poaceae) from México. Amer. J. Bot. 98:1537-1548.
  18. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region 1:119.
  19. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  20. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Zea mays L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?42207. Accessed 13 November 2019.