1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Theobroma L.

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



    Found In:

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

    Introduced Into:

    Andaman Is., 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, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is., Zaïre

    Theobroma L. appears in other Kew resources:

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

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


    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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