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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Antidesmeae
Subtribe: Antidesminae
Genus: Hieronyma

Several, see text


Stilaginella Tul.

Hieronyma is a genus belonging to the plant family Phyllanthaceae. This family was formerly united with spurges, crotons, copperleaves, etc. (Euphorbiaceae), but have turned out to be well distinct.

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

Hieronyma is used locally as a foodplantverification needed, e.g. by the Nukak of Guaviare Department in Amazonian Colombia. Several species are threatened by deforestation.

Selected species