EPPO Global Database

Theobroma cacao(THOCA)

Code created in: 2001-11-12

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


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

Common names
Name Language
cacao English
cacao tree English
chocolate tree English
cocoa English
common cacao English
common cocoa English
gemeiner Kakaobaum German
Kakao German
cacaotier commun French
cacaoyer commun French
arbol del cacao Spanish
cacao Spanish
cacao común Spanish
albero di cacao comune Italian
gewone cacaoboom Dutch
cacãoeiro-comum Portuguese
cacau Portuguese
cacaueiro Portuguese
vanlig kakaoträd Swedish
какао Russian
какаовое дерево Russian
какаовое шоколадное дерево Russian
kě kě shù Chinese
可可樹 Chinese
koko Indonesian
kakao Swahili