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Taxon: Tripsacum maizar Hern.-Xol. & Randolph

Genus: Tripsacum
Section: Fasciculata
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Tripsacinae
Nomen number: 319462
Place of publication: Secr. Agric. Ganad. México Of. Estud. Espec. Folleto Técn. 4:7. 1950
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • zacatón maizar  (Source: F NGalicia) - Spanish

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala [El Progreso, San Marcos]


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  2. Buckler, E. S. & T. P. Holtsford. 1996. Zea systematics: ribosomal ITS evidence. Molec. Biol. Evol. 13:612-22.
  3. de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1983. Systematics of Tripsacum section Fasciculata (Gramineae). Amer. J. Bot. 70:1142.
  4. Eubanks, M. E. 2001. The mysterious origin of maize. Econ. Bot. 55:492-514. Note: this review lists one accession (MIA 34744) of this taxon that was used for understanding the evolution & relationships of maize & Tripsacum
  5. Larson, S. R. & J. Doebley. 1994. Restriction site variation in the chloroplast genome of Tripsacum (Poaceae): phylogeny and rates of sequence evolution. Syst. Bot. 19:21-34. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  6. Leblanc, O. et al. 1995. Chromosome doubling in Tripsacum: the production of artificial, sexual tetraploid plants. Pl. Breed. (New York) 114:226-230.
  7. Li, Y. G. et al. 2000. Sectional delineation of sexual Tripsacum dactyloides - T. maizar allotriploids. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 85:845-850.
  8. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  9. Villaseñor, J. L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 87:559-902.
  10. Wilkes, G. 2004. Corn, strange and marvelous: but is a definitive origin known?. Corn: origin, history, technology, and production 3-63.
  11. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:626.

Check other web resources for Tripsacum maizar Hern.-Xol. & Randolph :

  • 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
  • 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.

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?id=319462. Accessed 16 September 2019.