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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Species ZEA MAYS L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 971. 1753.
Description Culms 1-2 m. high; blades as much as 10 cm. wide, recurved; staminate racemes 10-15 cm. long, the central erect, the lateral drooping; pistillate inflorescence or ear and the grains or kernels variable according to the variety.
Note The original wild form is unknown but was probably a native of the Mexican or Central American highlands. Now commonly cultivated throughout warm and temperate regions.
Common Corn maize
Common mais
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