Family:
Malvaceae Juss.

Theobroma L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Mexico to S. Tropical America.

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

Theobroma L. appears in other Kew resources:

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

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

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0