G.646. Zea L.

Description of the genus

Robust annual (in ours). Spikelets unisexual, the male and female spikelets in separate inflorescences. Male inflorescence terminal, composed of digitate or paniculate racemes; internodes bearing paired spikelets, one on a slender, free pedicel; glumes chartaceous; both spikelets male. Female inflorescence a single, axillary raceme, wrapped in a number of sheaths; internodes (in ours) much condensed and bearing paired sessile spikelets at each node. Spikelets: lower floret barren; upper female; lower glume crustaceous, smooth; style long, 1, silky, pendulous from inflorescence tip.

Worldwide: 4 species in Central America

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Zea:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Zea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zea
JSTOR Plant Science: Zea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zea
Plants of the World Online: Zea
Tropicos: Zea
Wikipedia: Zea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Zea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=262, retrieved 2 June 2023

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