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Zea mays subsp. mexicana
(teosinte)

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Zea mays subsp. mexicana (teosinte)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Zea mays subsp. mexicana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • teosinte
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Cereal
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage
  • Oil/fat
  • Sugar
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Zea mays subsp. mexicana

Preferred Common Name

  • teosinte

Other Scientific Names

  • Euchlaena mexicana
  • Zea mexicana

International Common Names

  • Spanish: teosinva
  • French: teosinte annuel

EPPO code

  • EUHME (Euchlaena mexicana)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Zea
  •                                 Species: Zea mays subsp. mexicana

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage

Human food and beverage

  • Cereal
  • Oil/fat
  • Sugar