Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

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Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
Biopix
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
Botany resource
CalPhotos
  • Theobroma cacao
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Theobroma cacao
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Theobroma cacao
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
Environments
  • Theobroma cacao L.
Encyclopedia of Life
  • Theobroma cacao L.
Global Compendium of Weeds Species
  • Theobroma cacao
Global Wood Density Database Species
IABIN resource
BioLib.cz Import
Initial Biolib.de Import
  • Theobroma cacao
Initial Tree of Life web Import
  • Theobroma cacao L.
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
Moorea Biocode
  • Theobroma cacao
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
One-time import of archived NBII images Species
Plant-Caterpillar-Parasitoid Interactions
  • Theobroma cacao
India Biodiversity Portal Species Data Species
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Theobroma cacao
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
Tropicos resource
USDA PLANTS Structured Data
  • Theobroma cacao ssp. cacao
USDA PLANTS Structured Data
  • Theobroma cacao ssp. sphaerocarpum
USDA PLANTS Structured Data
  • Theobroma cacao
USDA Plants
USDA Plants
USDA Plants
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
eFloras
iNaturalist Images Species

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