Maize, also known as corn, is a coarse grain used as food in large parts of the world. Which is included in a variety of dishes and is also prepared in a single form. Along with this, it is also used as feed for animals and birds. Green fodder can also be obtained from this for the animals. But here the botanical name of maize and other information is being given.
Name: Maize or Corn
The Botanical name is Zea mays. L
Family: Grass family (Poaceae or Gramineae)
Native: Central America and Mexico
Common names: Meiz, Mays, Galey, Makka, Makai, Bhutta, and Jondara.
Chromosome number of maize: 2n = 20
Scientific classification of maize:
Scientific classification of maize crop has been done on the basis of its properties which are as follows.
Types or Subspecies of maize with botanical name:
Corn whose many types or species or subspecies are found. In the information of some of the main subspecies, we are giving their (maize) name and botanical name. Which you may or may not have ever heard of.
|Zea mays var. amylacea
|Zea mays var. everta
|Zea mays var. indentata
|Zea mays var. indurata
|Zea mays var. saccharata and Zea mays var. rugosa
|Zea mays ceratina Kulesh
|Zea mays tunicate Sturt
|Zea mays indurate Sturt
Yes! maize is C4 crop.
Yes! Maize is a monoecious plant
Yes! corn or maize plant is C4 plant.
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