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Common name

English: Cacao

German: Kakaobaum

Mandarin: 可可 (ke ke)

Portuguese: Cacau

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2559)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2457)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2079)

      Order: Malvales (78)

        Family: Sterculiaceae (6) (family description)

          Genus: Theobroma (2)

           Epithet: cacao L. (1)

cacao => from Aztek word for 'Theobroma cacao'

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: pink, beige, white

External links

Check for Theobroma cacao at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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