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Cacao
Theobroma cacao L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Malvales »  family Malvaceae »  genus Theobroma - theobroma

Other names

= Chocolate Tree

Images

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Jan Ševčík

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Michael Kesl

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

fruit

Theobroma cacao - Cacao

Author: Michael Kesl

Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Acalolepta mixta (Hope, 1841), Tmesisternus schaumii yorkensis (Fairmaire, 1881), Coptops aedificator (Fabricius, 1792) - Albizia Long-horned Beetle, Phrynetoides regius (Aurivillius, 1886), Nyoma flavoapicalis (Lepesme & Breuning, 1953), ...

spice

Links and literature

EN C. Ulloa et al. (2017): An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas, Science. 358. 1614-1617 [as Theobroma cacao L.]
Data retrieved on: 25 September 2019

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