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Zea mays subsp. mays
(sweetcorn)

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Zea mays subsp. mays (sweetcorn)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 03 May 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Zea mays subsp. mays
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sweetcorn
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Zea mays subsp. mays L.

Preferred Common Name

  • sweetcorn

Other Scientific Names

  • Zea mays convar. saccharata (L.) Koern.
  • Zea mays rugosa Bonaf.
  • Zea mays subsp. saccharata (Sturt.) Zhuk.
  • Zea mays var. saccharata (Sturtev.) L. H. Bailey
  • Zea saccharata Sturtev.

International Common Names

  • English: corn; dent corn; field corn; flint corn; maize; pod corn; pop corn; sugar corn; sweet corn
  • Spanish: maíz; maíz arrugado; maíz azucarado; maíz dextrinoso; maíz dulce
  • French: maïs; mäis sucré; maïs vêtu
  • Arabic: thora holwat almazak
  • Chinese: tian yumi
  • Portuguese: milho

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: sukkermajs
  • Germany: Mais; Zuckermais
  • Japan: to-morokoshi
  • Netherlands: suikermäis
  • Sweden: sockermajs

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. mays

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Aceria tosichella (wheat curl mite); Agrotis (cutworm (larvae)); Alopecurus myosuroides (black-grass); Anaphothrips obscurus (grass thrips); Carpophilus (dried-fruit beetles); Chaetocnema pulicaria (corn flea beetle); Cochliobolus heterostrophus (southern leaf spot); Colletotrichum graminicola (red stalk rot of cereals); Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic); Cyclocephala comata; Delia platura (bean seed fly); Diabrotica; Dickeya zeae (bacterial stalk rot of maize); Ditylenchus; Feltia (cutworms); Fusarium; Fusarium temperatum; Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (fourspotted sap beetle); Helicoverpa zea (American cotton bollworm); Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); Maize chlorotic dwarf virus; Maize dwarf mosaic virus (dwarf mosaic of maize); Maize mosaic virus (corn mosaic virus); Maize rough dwarf virus; Maize streak virus (streak disease of maize); Melanoplus; Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis (yellow leaf blight of maize); Mythimna unipuncta (rice armyworm); Ostrinia furnacalis (Asian corn borer); Ostrinia nubilalis (European maize borer); Pantoea stewartii (bacterial wilt of maize); Papaipema nebris (stalk borer); Paratrichodorus; Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing moth); Peronosclerospora; Phyllophaga (white grubs); Physopella zeae (rust: maize); Puccinia polysora (American corn rust); Puccinia sorghi (common rust of maize); Pythium; Rhopalosiphum maidis (green corn aphid); Richia albicosta (bean, cutworm, western); Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Sclerophthora; Sesamia nonagrioides (Mediterranean corn stalk borer); Setosphaeria turcica (maize leaf blight); Sphacelotheca reiliana (head smut of maize); Spiroplasma kunkelii (corn stunt spiroplasma); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Stenocarpella maydis (ear rot of maize); Sugarcane mosaic virus (mosaic of abaca); Tetranychus urticae (two-spotted spider mite); Typha domingensis (southern cattail); Ustilago maydis (common smut of maize)

Minor host of:

Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); Maize chlorotic mottle virus

Host of (source - data mining):

Cicadulina bipunctata (sorghum, jassid)