Cacao flower

Title Info
Common name Cacao or chocolate
Scientific name Theobroma cacao
Taxonomic group Sterculiaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Other
Date 1992
Location Costa Rica,North America
Cacao flower, <i>Theobroma cacao</i>
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Cacao flower. Chocolate is made from the fruit of the cacao plant, a small understory tree originally from the New World tropics. The flower will develop into a large pod that is harvested for the cacao beans it contains.