Zea mays subsp. mexicana

Zea mays subsp. mexicana

  • Zea mays subsp. mexicana
  • Zea mays subsp. mexicana
  • Flower name
    Zea mays subsp. mexicana
  • Scientific name
    Zea mays subsp. mexicana
  • Aliasteosinte, 豚蜀黍, Mexican Teosinte, ブタモロコシ
  • Place of originunique species of Mexico
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering season

What is Zea mays subsp. mexicana

Zea mays subsp. Mexicana or Teosinte (Scientific name: Zea mays subsp. Mexicana) is a unique species of Mexico, an annual grass of the genus Teosinte of the grass family. It is a kind of cereals which is regarded as the origin of {{maize}}. As with maize, male flowers at the stem tip and female flowers at the leaf axil beneath it will bloom. A pollinated female flower consists of ten number of fruits covered with hard shell but it is not edible. It is called useless corn, which is not a pleasant but corn (pig millet). However, DNA research reveals the presence of genes with strong moisture resistance, which are not found in corn, and is expected to be usefully utilized.

Generic name: Zea mays subsp. Mexicana or Teosinte , Scientific name: Zea mays subsp. Mexicana,aka: Mexican Teosinte, sweet potato Origin: Mexican Indigenous Species, Living Type: Annual Grass, Plant Length: 3-4 m. Leaf shape: elongated sword shape, leaf length: 30 to 100 cm, leaf color: green, inflorescence form: spiked inflorescence, fruit type: fruit, fruit: unfed food.


  • Eye
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Zea
  • Species
    Z. mays subsp. Mexicana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Fleshy inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeannual plant
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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