The scientific name for corn is zea mays. Corn is in the Poaceae family and this family contains more than 100 subspecies of corn.Know More
Corn is a grain that comes in white, black, blue and red varieties, among others. It is produced all over the world in countries such as the United States, Romania and South Africa.
Corn has been domesticated since 9000 BC and was a staple in the diets of Native American tribes as well as the Mayan and Olmec civilizations.
Although not as popular today, Americans still consume around 160 pounds of corn and corn products each year. Unfortunately, most of the corn consumed by Americans is in the form of high fructose corn syrup.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Modern bananas come from two different species with the scientific names Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The name "banana" comes from an Arabic word meaning "finger."Full Answer >
Apples and apple trees have several commonly used names, such as Malus pumila and Malus domestica. The apple is not a native fruit to the United States, except for the crabapple. Apples originated in Asia and were brought over by European settlers.Full Answer >
Scientific name examples for guava include Psidium guajava for the apple guava, Psidium guineese for the Brazilian guava, Psidium dumetorum for the Jamaican guava and Psidium cattleianum for the strawberry guava. Guavas are comprised of about 100 species that belong to the Myrtaceae family.Full Answer >
The scientific name of the American alligator is Alligator mississippiensis, while the scientific name for the Chinese alligator is Alligator sinensis. The American alligator is part of the Crocodilia order and the Alligatoridae family, and it can be found in the Southern United States.Full Answer >