Zea mays L.

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Zea mays

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vic Falls - Kazungula rd by turn off track to Chamabonda Vlei.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Maize (English)
Description:
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Worldwide distribution: Widely cultivated throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. Occasionally briefly appears as a roadside escape.
Growth form(s):
Insects associated with this species: Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Larval foodplant)
Mocis proverai (Larval food plant)
Lophoruza semiscripta (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 71.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 111.

Other sources of information about Zea mays:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Zea mays
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Zea mays
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zea mays
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Zea mays

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zea mays
African Plant Database: Zea mays
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zea mays
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zea mays
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zea mays
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zea mays
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zea mays
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Zea mays
iNaturalist: Zea mays
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zea mays
JSTOR Plant Science: Zea mays
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zea mays
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Zea mays
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zea mays
Plants of the World Online: Zea mays
The Plant List (version 1.1): Zea mays
Tropicos: Zea mays
Wikipedia: Zea mays


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Zea mays.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=109220, retrieved 8 April 2020

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