genus Theobroma


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Noun1.genus Theobroma - cacao plantsgenus Theobroma - cacao plants        
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Sterculiaceae, sterculia family, Sterculiaceae - a large family of plants of order Malvales
cacao, cacao tree, chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao - tropical American tree producing cacao beans
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Carr and Lockwood (2011) describe the symptoms of water deficit in cacao, also belonging to the genus Theobroma, which include size reduction, yellowing and premature leaf fall, trunk growth, flowering cessation, delayed development, fruit size reduction and consequently plant productivity.
"Evidence of cocoa use was found by analysing the starch grains characteristic of the genus Theobroma, traces of theobromine, a biochemical compound specific to mature cocoa beans, and ancient cocoa DNA found in ceramic vessels, some of which dated back more than 5300 years" , said a lead scientist Claire Lanaud.