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This genus is accepted, and is native to South America and Mexico Southeast.

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Belize, Cameroon, Cayman Is., Central American Pac, China South-Central, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre

Theobroma L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Trail, J.W.H. [60], Brazil K001213348
Trail, J.W.H. [60], Brazil K001213349
Milliken, W. [1760], Brazil K001213342
Miller, R. [296], Brazil K001212937
Krukoff, B.A. [9019], Brazil K001213344
Schomburgk, R.H. [870], Brazil K001213345
Fróes, R.L. [20625], Brazil K001213343
Prance, G.T. [2378], Brazil K001212938
Prance, G.T. [1785], Brazil K001213350
Spruce, R. [1609], Brazil K001213346
Spruce, R. [1609], Brazil K001213347

First published in Sp. Pl.: 782 (1753)

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