EPPO Global Database

Theobroma cacao(THOCA)

Overview
Code created in: 2001-11-12

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: THOCA
  • Preferred name: Theobroma cacao
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

South America (northern, to Bolivia and northeastern Brazil). Widely cultivated as the source of cocoa and chocolate. Introduced in Sri Lanka, China, Indochina, west and central Africa, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean


Common names
Name Language
cacao English
cocoa English
common cacao English
common cocoa English
gemeiner Kakaobaum German
Kakao German
cacaotier commun French
cacaoyer commun French
cacao Spanish
cacao común Spanish
albero di cacao comune Italian
gewone cacaoboom Dutch
cacãoeiro-comum Portuguese
cacau Portuguese
cacaueiro Portuguese
vanlig kakaoträd Swedish
kě kě shù Chinese
可可樹 Chinese
kakao Swahili