The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Theobroma

The genus Theobroma is in the family Malvaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Theobroma

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Theobroma angustifolium Sessé & Moc. ex DC. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma balaense (P.Preuss) De Wild. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma bernoullii Pittier Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18 2
Theobroma bicolor Humb. & Bonpl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma cacao L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26 1
Theobroma calodesme Diels Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma canumanense Pires & Fróes ex Cuatrec. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma caribaeum Sweet Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma celtifolia Salisb. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma cirmolinae Cuatrec. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma duckei Huber Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma ferrugineum Bernoulli Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma fossilium E.W. Berry Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma gileri Cuatrec. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma glaucum H. Karst. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng.) K.Schum. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma guyanense Voigt Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma hylaeum Cuatrec. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma macranthum Bernoulli Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma mammosum Cuatrec. & J. León Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma martianum D.Dietr. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma microcarpum Mart. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma montanum Goudot ex Bernoulli Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma nemorale Cuatrec. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma obovatum Klotzsch ex Bernoulli Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma ovatifolium DC. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma pulcherrimum Pittier Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma quinquenervium Bernoulli Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma sagittatum Pav. ex A.Chev. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma salzmannianum Bernoulli Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma simiarum Donn. Sm. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma sinuosum Pav. ex Huber Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma speciosum Willd. ex Spreng. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma stipulatum Cuatrec. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma subincanum Mart. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-26
Theobroma sylvestre Aubl. ex Mart. in Buchner Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Theobroma velutinum Benoist Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18

Statistics

The Plant List includes 71 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Theobroma. Of these 22 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 15 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Theobroma. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 71 species names for the genus Theobroma recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 22 31.0%
Synonym 34 47.9%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 15 21.1%

All names

The status of the 86 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Theobroma recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 25 29.1%
Synonym 46 53.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 15 17.4%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 71 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Theobroma, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 22 34 0 0 56 78.9%
Low confidence 0 0 0 15 15 21.1%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Theobroma is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 15 19 0 2 0 36 50.7%
WCSP (in review) 7 15 0 13 0 35 49.3%