A large grass (Euchlæna luxurians) closely related to maize. It is native of Mexico and Central America, but is now cultivated for fodder in the Southern United States and in many warm countries. Called also Guatemala grass.
graminaceous plant, (Zea mays subsp. huehuetenangensis), 2-3 metres tall and very luxuriant; it is considered the original parent of maize, and is good forage.
wild grass that may be corn's ancestor