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COMUM TIPICO    Theobroma cacao

Location: Bahia, Brazil.

Fruit - longer than wide, thin pod wall, very slight furrows, smooth or slightly rough whitish-green surface. Seeds - small, average dry weight less than 1 g.

Notes:  Variety introduced to Brazil c. 1900.



 Mother to:
SIAL 70    Morera, J., 1992


List received in 2018   Reference
• Accession: 10237
   - Local Name: Común Típico
   - Year of Accession: 1962


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Cross: COMUM TIPICO x TSA 644 
Intermediate (Seedling).
Note: Origin of material: Ceplac/Cepec, Ilhéus
 Stela Dalva V. M. Silva et al., 2006
 Frosty Pod Rot
Susceptible, 100.00 % Infection
Note: External Severety = 3.4 and Internal Severety = 4.5
 Phillips, W., 1997
Moderate Resistance, sp. P. palmivora (Pod).
Note: Unripe, Attached and not wounded
 Morera, J., 1993
Susceptible, sp. P. palmivora (Pod).
 Phillips, W., 1997
Tolerant, sp. P. palmivora (Pod).
 Enriquez, G. & Soria, V.J., 1977


 Costa Rica - CATIE, 1981
Seed Index: 123.4 (dried beans per 100g)
Productivity: medium


 Costa Rica - CATIE, 1981
Colour Dark Purple: Absent
Colour Light Purple: Present
Colour Grey: Absent
Colour White: Absent
Colour Mottled: Absent
Number: 42.9
Maximum Number: 50
Cotyledon Wet Weight: 1.25 g
Cotyledon Dry Weight: 0.81 g
Cotyledon Length: 21.5 mm
Cotyledon Width: 11.1 mm
Cotyledon Thickness: 7.2 mm


 Costa Rica - CATIE, 1981
Basal Constriction: slight
Apex Form: obtuse - slightly acute
Rugosity: smooth - very slight
Husk Thickness: 8.65 mm (10.1 - 7.2)
Length: 151.0 mm
Breadth: 78.0 mm
Colour: absent anthocyanin
Weight: 408.0 g
Pods Per Tree: 5
Hardness: hard
Length Breadth Ratio: 1.93
Note: ratio of distances between ridges within a pair and between ridges of two different pairs = 0.89


 Costa Rica - CATIE, 1981
Colour: brownish red


 Costa Rica - CATIE, 1981
Ligule Colour: slight anthocyanin (apical)
Stamen Colour: anthocyanin absent
Sepal Colour: greyish green
Sepal Width: 2.48 mm
Sepal Length: 8.70 mm
Ligule Length: 7.75 mm
Ligule Width: 2.29 mm
Ovary Colour: anthocyanin absent (apical)
Ovary Width: 1.03 mm
Ovary Length: 1.46 mm
Style Length: 2.31 mm
Staminode Length: 7.96 mm
Pedicel Colour: reddish white
Note: Translation of Methuen colour codes.

Morera, J. (1992) Registro Internacional de Cultivares de Cacao. J. Morera, CATIE, Costa Rica. Computer printout.
Allan Mata (2018) Accession list for the International Cacao Collection at CATIE (IC3). Personal communication.
Stela Dalva V. M. Silva, Augusto Roberto S. Gomes, Edmundo P. Mandarino, Lindolfo P. dos S. Filho & Virgínia O. Damaceno (2006) Indicações de Resistência à Murcha-de-Ceratocystis em Genótipos de Cacaueiros no Sul da Bahia, Brasil. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Cocoa Research Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica (2006). Cocoa Producers' Alliance, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phillips, W. (1997) Results of the artificial inoculation of Moniliophthora rorei using the Aspersion method. Unpublished data supplied by W. Phillips, CATIE, Costa Rica. Personal communication
Morera, J. (1993) Reaction of clones to Phytophthora palmivora. J. Morera, CATIE, Costa Rica. Personal Communication.
Phillips, W. (1997) Results of the artificial inoculation of Phytophthora palmivora using the Paper Disc method. Unpublished data supplied by W. Phillips, CATIE, Costa Rica. Personal communication
Enriquez, G. & Soria, V.J. (1977) Mejoramiento genético para resistencia a cinco enfermedades del cacao. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Cocoa Research Conference, Caracas, Venezuela, 1977. Cocoa Producers' Alliance, Lagos, Nigeria. pp. 45-56.
Costa Rica - CATIE (1981) Genetic Resources of Cacao. A Catalogue of the CATIE Collection. J.M.M. Engels, Tropical Agricultural Research and Training Centre, CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica. Technical Bulletin No. 7: pp. 191.