Theobroma cacao L.,

Jarvis, Charlie, 2007, Chapter 7: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types (part T), Order out of Chaos. Linnaean Plant Types and their Types, London: Linnaean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, pp. 878-905: 885

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.291971

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4369965

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scientific name

Theobroma cacao L.
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Theobroma cacao Linnaeus  , Species Plantarum 2: 782. 1753.

"Habitat in America meridionali, Antillis." RCN: 5722.

Lectotype (Dorr in Jarvis & al., Regnum Veg. 127: 93. 1993): [icon] “Cacao” in Sloane, Voy. Jamaica 2: 15, t. 160. 1725. - Typotype: Herb. Sloane 5: 59 ( BM-SL)  .

Generitype of Theobroma Linnaeus  (vide Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 177. 1929).

Current name: Theobroma cacao L.  ( Sterculiaceae  ).

Note: Cuatracasas (in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 35: 385, 496, 508, 513. 1964) designated the flowers and leaves in Herb. Sloane 5: 59 ( BMSL) as lectotype, with a Tournefort illustration (not cited in Linnaeus’ protologue) as a “Fruit-lectotype”. As Linnaeus would not have seen the flowers themselves, they cannot be original material for the name. However, Dorr has formally designated Sloane’s illustration as lectotype, with Sloane’s material (the basis for the illustration) as typotype.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Malvales

Family

Malvaceae

Genus

Theobroma

Loc

Theobroma cacao L.

Jarvis, Charlie 2007
2007
Loc

Theobroma cacao

Linnaeus 1753: 782
1753