Genus: Theobroma L.

 
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Theobromateae
Alternate family(ies): Sterculiaceae
Genus number: 12064
Last updated: 07-Feb-2013
Accession Count: 1139 (296 active, 226 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Borrone, J. W. et al. 2007. The potential of the WRKY gene family for phylogenetic reconstruction: An example from the Malvaceae. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 44:1141-1154.
  • Cuatrecasas, J. 1964. Cacao and its allies: a taxonomic revision of the genus Theobroma. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 35:379-614.
  • Richardson, J. E. et al. 2015. The age of chocolate: a diversification history of Theobroma and Malvaceae. Frontiers Ecol. Environm. 3: Art. 120.
  • Silva S., C. R. & A. Figueira 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Theobroma (Sterculiaceae) based on Kunitz-like trypsin inhibitor sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 250:93-104.
  • Whitlock, B. A. & D. A. Baum 1999. Phylogenetic relationships of Theobroma and Herrania (Sterculiaceae) based on sequences of the nuclear gene Vicilin. Syst. Bot. 24:128-138.
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):

Images:

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Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Theobroma
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=12064. Accessed 21 October 2018.