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
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 4056 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of sugarcane (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 53:163. 2006)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Durango
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Guanajuato, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Guatemala

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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