Data about <i>Theobroma cacao</i>

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Data about <i>Theobroma cacao</i>
Introduced range includes
Additional detail Puerto Rico USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail U. S. Virgin Islands USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Theobroma cacao</i>
  • Plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
Plant growth habit
Additional detail tree
  • Tree
    Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in height).
Wood density
Additional detail 0.41 g/cm^3 Global Wood Density Database  
Additional detail 0.43 g/cm^3 Global Wood Density Database  


Data about <i>Theobroma cacao</i>
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • Cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail headwater
  • Headwater
    The upper part of a river system, denoting the upper basin and source streams of a river.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plantation
  • Plantation
    An intentional planting of a crop, on a large scale, usually for uses other than cereal production or pasture. The term is currently most often used for plantings of trees and shrubs. The term tends also to be used for plantings maintained on economic bases other than that of subsistence farming.
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Theobroma cacao</i>
Life cycle habit
Additional detail perennial
  • Perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic


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