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Taxon: Theobroma cacao L. group contamana

Genus: Theobroma
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Theobromateae
Nomen number: 466637
Place of publication: PLoS One 3(10):e3311. 2008
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or Theobroma cacao Contamana Group]
Name Verified on: 02-Apr-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (w.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, Peru


  1. Loor Solorzano, R. G. et al. 2012. Insight into the wild origin, migration and domestication history of the fine flavour Nacional Theobroma cacao L. variety from Ecuador. PLoS One 7(11): e48438. Note: recognizes populations from the Ucayali basin as "Scavina"
  2. Motamayor, J. C. et al. 2008. Geographic and genetic population differentiation of the Amazonian chocolate tree (Theobroma cacao L.). PLoS One 3(10):e3311.

Check other web resources for Theobroma cacao L. group contamana :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=466637. Accessed 20 September 2019.