Zea mays L.

Common name

English: Corn, Maize

German: Mais

Mandarin: 玉蜀黍 (yu shu shu)

Portuguese: Milho

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Zea (1)

           Epithet: mays L. (1)

mays => maize, corn

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Zea mays at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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