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Cacao Tree

theobroma cacao


Elliptical leaves, 30 cm long, and 11 cm wide. Crenate/ entire leaf margins. Netted pinnate venation. Opposite leaf arrangement. Papery leaf texture. Rough, light grooves on the bark. Buttresses roots. Small, white flowers that hang upside down. Light green fruit, with white underside.


Tropical Rainforest.


The cacao tree is from the Malvaceae family. It is native to the deep tropical areas of America and its seeds are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 10 years ago
Cacao Tree
Theobroma cacao Theobroma cacao

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1 Comment

kfox 10 years ago

Great pictures! I think that this is a great description, too.

Singapore American School
Spotted by a stud ent at Singapore American School

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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