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M Theobroma cacao L. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Theobroma (family Malvaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Sp. Pl. 782 1753.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:320783-2.

Synonyms:

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Cacao minar Gaertn. Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Cacao minus Gaertn. Synonym M TRO
Cacao sativa Aubl. Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Cacao theobroma Tussac Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Theobroma cacao subsp. cacao Synonym L TRO
Theobroma cacao f. leiocarpum (Bernoulli) Ducke Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Theobroma cacao subsp. leiocarpum (Bernoulli) Cuatrec. Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Theobroma cacao var. leiocarpum (Bernoulli) Cif. Synonym L WCSP (in review)
Theobroma cacao subsp. pentagona (Bernoulli) León Synonym L TRO
Theobroma cacao subsp. sativa (Aubl.) León Synonym L TRO
Theobroma integerrima Stokes Synonym M TRO
Theobroma kalagua De Wild. Synonym M TRO
Theobroma leiocarpum Bernoulli Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Theobroma pentagonum Bernoulli Synonym M TRO
Theobroma saltzmanniana Bernoulli Synonym M TRO
Theobroma sapidum Pittier Synonym M WCSP (in review)
Theobroma sativa (Aubl.) Lign. & Le Bey Synonym M TRO
Theobroma sativa var. leucosperma A. Chev. Synonym L TRO
Theobroma sativa var. melanosperma A. Chev. Synonym L TRO
Theobroma sativum (Aubl.) Lign. & Bey Synonym M WCSP (in review)

Infraspecific taxa:

This species contains the following infraspecific taxa*.

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Synonyms
Theobroma cacao subsp. sphaerocarpum (A.Chev.) Cuatrec. Accepted L WCSP (in review) 1

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2519807.

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