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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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cupcakesforkitty

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June 1, 2016

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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evahedstrom

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March 13, 2016

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evahedstrom

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March 10, 2016

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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dennis-mada

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February 18, 2016 09:45 AM EAT

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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vilseskog

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March 14, 2016 01:54 PM ADT

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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jhamke

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April 20, 2016 06:12 PM EDT

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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wisel

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April 20, 2016 02:11 PM PDT

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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wisel

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April 20, 2016 02:11 PM PDT

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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johnnybirder

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April 24, 2016 09:20 AM BRT

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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March 17, 2016

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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shstuddard

Date

April 11, 2016 03:15 PM EDT

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North Carolina Zoo

Information from the zoo
Chocolate Tree Or Cacao
Theobroma cacao
Family: Sterculiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
This tree is the principle source of cocoa, grown throughout the wet lowland tropics. After fermentation and roasting, the seeds yield the cocoa and chocolate of commerce. Flowers and fruits are born on the woody trunks and limbs.

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Theobroma
Species: T. cacao

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Cacao Tree Theobroma cacao

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leslie_flint

Date

January 18, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

Theobroma is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is sometimes classified as a member of Sterculiaceae. It contains roughly 20 species of small understory trees native to the tropical forests of Central and South America. The generic name is derived from the Greek words θεος (theos), meaning "god," and βρῶμα (broma), meaning "food". It translates to "food of the gods."

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