Taxon profile


Zea mays L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Poales »  family Poaceae »  genus Zea - corn

Other names

= Corn
= Grain Maize
= Indian Corn
= Popcorn
= Sweetcorn



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Puccinia sorghi Schwein.

consumer: Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, 1855 - Greater Rice Weevil, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796) - European Corn-borer, Chlorophorus annularis (Fabricius, 1787) - Bamboo Longhorn Beetle, Hypamazso pauli (Fairmaire, 1884), Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, 1858

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Zea mays subsp. huehuetenangensis (H.H. Iltis & Doebley) Doebley
subspecies Zea mays subsp. mays L.

Zea mays subsp. mays

subspecies Zea mays subsp. parviglumis H.H. Iltis & Doebley

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Zea mays L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Zea mays L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Zea mays L.]
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Zea mays L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Zea mays L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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