Economic Botany

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 434–440 | Cite as

A collection of maize from Darien, Panama

  • Norton H. Nickerson
  • Alan P. Covich


A collection of maize obtained from the Chocó Indian tribe of Darien, Panama, differs from published accounts of maize reported as typical for the area in size and in methods of cultivation. The collection may represent a segregating population from crosses occurring between the racesChococeño andCoastal Tropical Flint. Implications of this hypothesis with regard to problems of introduction, present geographical occurrence, and transportation of these races by nomadic human vectors are briefly discussed.


Maize ECONOmiC Botany Flint Colombia Indian Tribe 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norton H. Nickerson
    • 1
  • Alan P. Covich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyTufts UniversityMedford
  2. 2.Department of BiologyYale UniversityNew Haven

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