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Zea mays L.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Zea L. (トウモロコシ)
ssp. mays
Toumorokoshi (トウモロコシ, 玉蜀黍), corn (US) or maize (UK)

Toukibi (トーキビ) or Toumigi (トウミギ) (唐黍) called in Hokkaido

Lifeform: annual grass
Origin (ssp. mexicana): central America
Habitat: ruderal lands
Pollen: wind-dispersed
Photosynthesis: C4
Use: food, oil, bioethanol, etc.
Cultivars:
cv everta (ポップコーン), cv japonica (フイリトウモロコシ)
ssp. mexicana (Schrad.) H. H. Iltis (テオシント), wild type (origin of corn)
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Zea mays in Hokkaido


Viola1 Viola2
Viola3 Viola4
[1-3] nearby a tennis court in the Hokkaido University campus on July 31 2019.

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