Plants Belonging To Sterculiaceae

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Sterculiaceae has traditionally been recognized as a family by most systematists and it remains to be seen whether the classifications of the APG, Thorne, or some other system are adopted. In its traditional sense the family includes about 70 genera, totalling around 1,500 species of tropical trees and shrubs. The most famous products of the family are chocolate and cocoa from Theobroma cacao, followed by cola nuts. Many species yield timber