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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamilia: Antidesmatoideae
Tribus: Antidesmateae
Subtribus: Hieronyminae
Genus: Hieronyma
Species: H. alchorneoides – H. antioquensis – H. asperifolia – H. boliviana – H. clusioidesH. crassistipula – H. cubana – H. domingensis – H. duquei – H. fendleri – H. havanensis – H. huilensis – H. jamaicensis – H. macrocarpa – H. montana – H. nipensis – H. oblonga – H. ovata – H. paucinervis – H. reticulata – H. rufa – H. scabrida

Hieronyma Allemão, Pl. Novas Brasil 1. t. 1.1848. nom. & orth. cons.; as Hyeronima on [1], as Hieronima on t. [1].

Type species: Hieronyma alchorneoides Allemão, Pl. Novas Brasil 1. (1848)


Stilaginella Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3, 15: 240. (1851)


Allemão e Cysneiro, F.F. 1848. Plantas Novas do Brasil Hieronima Alchorneoides [1] (Hyeronima). t. [1] (Hieronima)
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Hieronyma in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Jun 8. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Hieronyma. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 16 2020.

Hieronyma is a genus in the plant family Phyllanthaceae. It was first described as a genus in 1848.[1][3] This family was formerly united with spurges, crotons, copperleaves, etc. (Euphorbiaceae), but have turned out to be well distinct. The genus is native to South America, Central America, southern Mexico, and the West Indies.[2] It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants.[4]

The spelling Hieronyma has been conserved; the spellings Hieronima and Hyeronima are spelling variants of this name.

Hieronyma is used locally as a foodplant,[verification needed] e.g. by the Nukak of Guaviare Department in the Amazon natural region of Colombia. Several species are threatened by deforestation.


Hieronyma alchorneoides - S Mexico, C America, S America, W Indies
Hieronyma antioquensis - Colombia
Hieronyma asperifolia - Ecuador, Colombia
Hieronyma clusioides - Cuba, Puerto Rico
Hieronyma crassistipula - Isla de la Juventud
Hieronyma cubana - Cuba
Hieronyma domingensis - Hispaniola
Hieronyma duquei - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela
Hieronyma fendleri - S Mexico, C America, NW + W S America
Hieronyma havanensis - Cuba
Hieronyma huilensis - - Colombia, NW Venezuela
Hieronyma jamaicensis - Jamaica
Hieronyma macrocarpa - from Venezuela to Peru
Hieronyma montana - Dominican Rep
Hieronyma nipensis - E Cuba
Hieronyma oblonga - S Mexico, C America, S America
Hieronyma ovata - E Cuba
Hieronyma paucinervis - E Cuba
Hieronyma reticulata - Bolivia
Hieronyma rufa - Colombia
Hieronyma scabrida - Ecuador, Colombia


Tropicos, Hieronyma Allemão
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Allemão e Cysneiro, Francisco Freire. 1848. Hieronima alchorneoides (Typographis do Archivo medico brasileiro).
Hoffmann, Petra; Kathriarachchi, Hashendra; Wurdack, Kenneth J. (2006). "A Phylogenetic Classification of Phyllanthaceae (Malpighiales; Euphorbiaceae sensu lato)". Kew Bulletin. 61 (1): 37–53. JSTOR 20443245.

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