Theobroma cacao

Native Range

Native Continent

Northern America, Southern America

Northern America

Mexico, Chiapas (south), Tabasco,

Southern America

Belize, Guatemala, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, Amazonas, Brazil (northwest), Amazonas, Colombia, Peru, Loreto,

Natural Habitat

An understorey plant of evergreen rainforest in the wet humid tropics, growing in places that are not usually seasonally inundated.