Theobroma bicolor

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Theobroma bicolor


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Byttnerioideae
Tribus: Theobromateae
Genus: Theobroma
Species: Theobroma bicolor



Theobroma bicolor Bonpl., 1808


  • Homotypic
    • Cacao bicolor (Bonpl.) Poir. in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 2: 7 (1811)
    • Tribroma bicolor (Bonpl.) O.F.Cook in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 5: 288 (1915)
  • Heterotypic
    • Theobroma ovatifolium DC. in Prodr. 1: 485 (1824)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Peru
    • Introduced into:
      • Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Trinidad-Tobago

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

English: mocambo, pataxte
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