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1 READING 4-2 A. Candolle 1890. Origin of Cultivated Plants, p. 387–397 D. Appleton and Company, New York. Maize – Zea mays , Linnaeus “Maize is of American origin, and has only been introduced into the old world since the discovery of the new. I consider these two assertions as positive, in spite of the contrary opinion of some authors, and the doubts of the celebrated agriculturist Bonafous, to whom we are indebted for the most complete treatise upon maize.” 1 I used these words in 1855, after having already contested the opinion of Bonafous at the time of the publication of his work. 2 The proofs of an American origin have been since reinforced. Yet at- tempts have been made to prove the contrary, and as the French name, blé de Turquie, gives currency to an error, it is as well to resume the discussion with new data. No one denies that maize was unknown in Europe at the time of the Roman empire, but it has been said that it was brought from the East in the Middle Ages. The principal argument is based upon a charter
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