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VB 547    Theobroma cacao

Derivation: Vassoura de Bruxa.
Location: Brazil.

Synonyms: CEPEC 2008


 Lopes, Uilson Vanderlei et al., 2011
Recommended clone in:
Brazil (Bahia)
Local Name: 'CEPEC 2008'
Year: 2002-2014


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Current List   ICQC,R Website
• Accession: RUQ 1035     ICQC,R 
   - Local Name: VB 547
   - Year of Accession: 2000
List received in 2015   Reference
• Accession: CEPEC 2008 Quadra 5
   - Local Name: CEPEC 2008
List received in 2018   Reference
• Accession: 22341
   - Local Name: VB-547
   - Year of Accession: 2015


Susceptible (Branch).
Note: Based on mycelium growth and the production of perithecia..
 Stela Dalva Vieira Midlej Silva, 2003
Intermediate, sp. P. citrophthora
Note: Average score = 2.3.
 Lopez, U.V. et al., 2006


 Fiona Lahive, 2017
Accession: RUQ 1035
Light Saturated Photosynthetic Rate: 4.34 μmol m2 s-1
Stomatal Conductance: 0.08 mol m2 s-1
Transpiration Rate: 1.01 mmol m2 s-1
Intrinsic Water Use Efficiency: 65.99 μmol mol-1
Instantaneous Water Use Efficiency: 4.53 mmol mol-1
Flush Size: 2
Leaf Area: 186.00 cm2
Leaf Dry Weight: 0.99 g
Specific Leaf Area: 192.30 cm2 g-1


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Colour: moderate anthocyanin

Lopes, Uilson Vanderlei, Wilson Reis Monteiro, José Luis Pires, Didier Clement, Milton Macoto Yamada & Karina Peres Gramacho (2011) Cacao Breeding in Bahia, Brazil - Strategies and Results. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology 11: 73–81
Almeida, Caio Márcio Vasconcellos Cordeiro de, Francisco Antônio Neto, Acácio de Paula, Silva, José Raymundo Pires Medeiros & Antonio de Almeida Lima (2015) RECURSOS GENÉTICOS DE CACAUEIRO EM RONDÔNIA: RETROSPECTIVA HISTÓRICA, ORIGEM E INVENTÁRIO [Genetic Resources of Cacao in Rondônia: Historical Overview, Origin and Inventory]. Agrotrópica (Itabuna) 27 (2): 93–124
Allan Mata (2018) Accession list for the International Cacao Collection at CATIE (IC3). Personal communication.
Stela Dalva Vieira Midlej Silva (2003) Ensaios Para Avaliação do Cacaueiro à Murcha-de-Ceratocystis na Bahia, Brasil. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Cocoa Research Conference, Accra, Ghana (October 2003). Cocoa Producers' Alliance, Lagos, Nigeria.
Lopez, U.V., Paim, M., Luz, E.D.N., Silva, S.D.V.M., Gramacho, K.P. and Pires, J.L. (2006) Resistance of Cacao Farmer Selections to Phytophthora citrophthora in Brazil. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Cocoa Research Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica (2006). Cocoa Producers' Alliance, Lagos, Nigeria.
Fiona Lahive (2017) Phenotypic data from climate change trials. Personal communication.
Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee (2022) Morphological data from the International Cocoa Collection (ICG,T) maintained by the Cocoa Research Centre (CRC), Trinidad & Tobago. Unpublished data on fruit, bean, flower and flush morphology supplied as an Excel spreadsheet by Frances Bekele. Last update March 2022.