Zea mays - Tall annual with thick stems, these unbranched above the base and frequently developing prop roots from the lower nodes; culm leaves numerous, overlapping. Pistillate inflorescences produced in the axils of mid-culm leaves, with a mass of long silky styles protruding from the epex of the numerous husks. Mature grains becoming hard and bony.
|Scientific Name||Zea mays|
|Status||Only under cultivation|