Theobroma L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 782 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is SE. Mexico to S. Tropical America.

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, 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

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

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

Sources

  • 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 Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0