Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Corn Zea mays

Classification

Poaceae [family]
Zea [genus] (1)
mays [species]

Classification

Poaceae [family]
Zea [genus] (1)
mays [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution S. America
    Distribution description Native to Guatemala, Mexico Southwest and Mexico Central.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated.

    Publications

    • Amshoff, G.J.H. 1942. The grasses of the Dutch West Indian Islands No. 25: 3-64. Koloniaal instituut Amsterdam.
    • Boldingh, I. 1913. Flora voor de Nederlansch West-Indische eilanden. 450. J.H. de Bussy, Amsterdam - Derde Uitgave van het Van Eedenfonds.
    • Lindeman, J.C., Stoffers, A.L. 1963. Gramineae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 1: 121-203.
    • Proosdij, A.S.J. van 2012. Arnoldo's Zakflora: Wat in het wild groeit en bloeit op Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. 318 pp.. Walburg Pers, Zutphen.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]