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Taxon: Theobroma subincanum Mart.

Genus: Theobroma
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Theobromateae
Nomen number: 438861
Place of publication: Repert. Pharm. 35:23. 1830
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Oct-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Venezuela [Bolivar, Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, [Meta, Caquetá, Putumayo, Amazonas, Vaupés] Peru [Huánuco, Loreto]


  1. Addison, G. & R. Tavares. 1952. Hybridization and grafting in species of Theobroma which occur in Amazonia. Evolution 6:381.
  2. Cuatrecasas, J. 1964. Cacao and its allies: a taxonomic revision of the genus Theobroma. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 35:563-570.
  3. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  4. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  5. Lemes, M. R. et al. 2007. Cross-amplification and characterization of microsatellite loci for three species of Theobroma (Sterculiaceae) from the Brazilian Amazon. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:1653-1657.
  6. Silva S., C. R. & A. Figueira. 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Theobroma (Sterculiaceae) based on Kunitz-like trypsin inhibitor sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 250:94, 100, 101.
  7. Silva S., C. R. et al. 2004. Description of Amazonian Theobroma L. collections, species identification, and characterization of interspecific hybrids. Acta Bot. Brasil. 18:333-341.

Check other web resources for Theobroma subincanum Mart. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=438861. Accessed 10 July 2020.