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Zea mays L.

Synonyms

Mays americana, Mays vulgaris, Mays zea, Mayzea cerealis, Mayzea vestita, Thalysia mays, Zea alba, Zea altissima, Zea americana, Zea amylacea, Zea amyleosaccharata, Zea canina, Zea cryptosperma, Zea curagua, Zea erythrolepis, Zea erythrosperma, Zea everta, Zea gigantea, Zea glumacea, Zea gracillima, Zea hirta, Zea indentata, Zea indurata, Zea japonica, Zea macrosperma, Zea minima, Zea minor, Zea mucronata, Zea odontosperma, Zea oryzoides, Zea praecox, Zea rostrata, Zea saccharata, Zea segetalis, Zea tunicata, Zea vaginata, Zea vittata, Zea vulgaris

Common names

Sweet corn

Extract from Wikipedia article

Maize (/ˈmz/ MAYZ; Zea mays subsp. mays, from Spanish: maíz after Taíno mahiz), known in some English-speaking countries as corn, is a large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. The leafy stalk produces ears which contain the grain, which are seeds called kernels. Maize kernels are often used in cooking as a starch. The six major types of maize are dent, flint, pod, popcorn, flour, and sweet.

LinkSpikelet of sweet corn (Zea mays)(?) on Al Jood Street near corner with Saha 16 in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkSweet corn (Zea mays)(?) on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkSpikelet of sweet corn (Zea mays)(?) on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkSpikelet of sweet corn (Zea mays)(?) on white background taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkSpikelet of sweet corn (Zea mays)(?) on white background taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFruits of sweet corn (Zea mays) on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2015

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