Oldfieldia Benth. & Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees, with simple indumentum. Leaves alternate, opposite or in whorls of 3, digitately 3-8-foliolate, long-petiolate; stipules 0. Leaflets entire, stalked or sessile. Inflorescences cymose, axillary, solitary or in pairs; male inflorescences many-flowered; female inflorescences 1-3-flowered. Male flowers: sepals 5-8, unequal; petals 0; stamens 4-12, free; disk central, thick, fleshy. Female flowers: sepals longer and narrower than the male, persistent in fruit; ovary 2-3-locular with 2 ovules per loculus; styles 2-3. Fruits 2-3-locular, depressed ovoid-subspherical, tardily dehiscent into 2-3 valves. Seeds usually 3 per fruit, ± flattened.

Derivation of name: 4 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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somalensis (Chiov.) Milne-Redh.Z

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Flora of Malawi: Oldfieldia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oldfieldia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oldfieldia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oldfieldia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oldfieldia
JSTOR Plant Science: Oldfieldia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oldfieldia
Plants of the World Online: Oldfieldia
Tropicos: Oldfieldia
Wikipedia: Oldfieldia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Oldfieldia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2291, retrieved 30 November 2023

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