Cocoa

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    Cocoa @ Tokyo medical botanical garden
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    Cocoa @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Cocoa @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Cocoa @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Cocoa @ My home
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    Cocoa @ My home

Basic information

Flower Name
Cocoa
Formal Name
Theobroma cacao l.
Alias
Chocolate tree
Habitat
Tropical America
Morph
Evergreen small trees

Comment

What is Cocoa

Cacao , scientific name:Theobroma , is an evergreen small rees and fruit of the of the Theobroma ,the Malvaceae department native to tropical America. White florets have directly on the stem or branch at Tufts. Seems to anniversary of flowering in the greenhouse in Japan if tenacity and natural flowering in Okinawa to room temperature is 20 degrees where more than seems to blossom since August. Flowers from consists of fruit directly from the trunk, about six months after. Fruit has a spindle-shaped Groove vertically, and culminated in the spring. Fruit in the 20 to 60 seeds (cocoa beans) that actually performs the 5 columns. Chocolate and cocoa ingredients cocoa beans. Cacao paste is mashed, and roasted cacao beans. High-purity of solidified it mixing the pure chocolate. Add sugar, milk and flavoring it makes sweet-flavored chocolate and mixing cement. What "cacao fat" cocoa paste consisting of the base material of the suppository and cocoa seeds.

Generic name: Cacao , scientific name:Theobroma cacao L. , origin: tropical America, growing distribution: world of tropical-subtropical region, also known as: cacaonoki, Chocolate tree, height: 6-8 m, leaf length: 20-30 cm, flower, white, flowering: local on the anniversary of the Japan greenhouse is anniversary of the natural flowering Okinawa in August-10 season from the fruiting period: March-June, fruit shape: portrait in Groove there is spindle-shaped, fruit length: 30 cm, Fruit diameter: 10 cm, fruit colors: green, Brown, yellow, Red.

Detailed information

Order
Malvales
Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Theobroma
Species
T. cacao
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Cordate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Color
White
Season
AugSepOct
Height
600 ~ 800 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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