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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Picrodendraceae
Tribe: Picrodendreae
Subtribe: Paiveusinae
Genus: Oldfieldia
Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Paivaeusa Welw. ex Benth.
  • Cecchia Chiov.

Oldfieldia is a plant genus under the family Picrodendraceae, the only member of its subtribe (Paiveusinae). It was described as a genus in 1850.[2][3]

Oldfieldia is endemic to Africa.[1]

Oldfieldia is after Richard Albert Kearns Oldfield (R.A.K Oldfield) the British plant collector in Nigeria and Sierra Leone and surgeon on the 1832-1834 Niger River expedition with Laird and Lauder [4]
  1. Oldfieldia africana Benth. & Hook.f. - Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Republic
  2. Oldfieldia dactylophylla (Welw. ex Oliv.) J.Léonard - Zaïre, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola
  3. Oldfieldia macrocarpa J.Léonard - Zaïre
  4. Oldfieldia somalensis (Chiov.) Milne-Redh - Somali, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Bentham, George & Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1850. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 2: 184-186 description in Latin, commentary in English
  3. ^ Tropicos, Oldfieldia Benth. & Hook. f.
  4. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto. CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants.