EPPO Global Database

Theobroma cacao(THOCA)

Last modification: 2001-11-12

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


South America (northern). Widely cultivated as the source of cocoa and chocolate. Introduced in China, southeast Asia, west and central Africa, Central America, Caribbean

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