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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Common names: Maize (English)
Frequency: Very occasional
Status: Cultivated and briefly escaping.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Outside cultivation mainly seen along road sides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widely cultivated throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. Occasionally briefly appears as a roadside escape.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Larval foodplant)
Mocis proverai (Larval food plant)
Lophoruza semiscripta (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Monday 30 January 2017

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

Other sources of information about Zea mays:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zea mays
African Plant Database: Zea mays
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zea mays
Ispot Southern Africa: 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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Zea mays
Tropicos: Zea mays

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Zea mays.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109220, retrieved 21 July 2019

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