This species may be transferred to the genus Phyllanthus. A paper by Warren L. Wagner and David H. Lorence ‘A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion’ PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)[
], has proposed submerging the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus into a broadened concept of the genus Phyllanthus. This proposal has not yet (2014) been fully accepted, although the ‘World Checklist of Selected Plant Families’ has accepted the name changes of the Pacific Island species of Glochidion, as detailed in the paper. If the changes are accepted, then the name of this species will be Phyllanthus hohenackeri Müll.Arg.
Diasperus hohenacheri (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Phyllanthus hohenackeri Müll.Arg.
Glochidion hohenackeri is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow around 3.5 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southern India.
Hills and woods[
This species is noteworthy for its pollination mechanism, which involves a symbiotic relationship with moths of the genus Epicephala. This closely parallels that found in Yucca species[
The bark is given medicinally when the stomach revolts against food[
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