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

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

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    Distribution

    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, 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
    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)

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [A] © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [B] © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0