Sambucus nigra L., Sp. Pl. 1: 269-270 269 1753. (Syn: Sambucus arborescens Gilib.; Sambucus aurea Hort. ex Carr.; Sambucus dissecta Hort. ex C. Koch; Sambucus elegans Hort. ex C. Koch; Sambucus floribunda Hort. ex C. Koch; Sambucus florida Salisb.; Sambucus laciniata Mill.; Sambucus leucocarpa Hort. ex C. Koch; Sambucus linearis Hort. ex C. Koch; Sambucus medullosa Gilib.; Sambucus monstrosa hort. ex Loud.; Sambucus nigra f. albomarmorata Geerinck; Sambucus nigra f. chlorocarpa (Hayne) Geerinck; Sambucus nigra f. luteomarmorata Geerinck; Sambucus pulverulenta Hort. ex C. Koch; Sambucus rotundifolia Lodd. ex Sweet; Sambucus virescens Desf.; Sambucus vulgaris Neck.);  

by Nalini & Aarti S. Khale (Identified by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Elder, Elderberry, Black Elder, European Elder, European Elderberry, European Black Elderberry, Common ElderElder Bush;
Albania, Austria, Belgium, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Denmark, Finland (I), France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands,
Andorra, Spain, Hungary, Italy, former Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia
& Hercegovina, Portugal, Malta, Norway (I), Poland, Romania, Sardinia,
Sicily, Sweden (I), Estonia (I), Belarus, C- & E-European Russia, Crimea,
Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia [Caucasus], Uzbekistan
(I), Turkey (E-Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia,
W-Anatolia), Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete (I), East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos,
European Turkey, Iran (W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq), Israel (N-Israel), Lebanon
(C-Lebanon), Syria (NW-Syria), Azores (Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Graciosa, Sao
Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores Isl., Corvo Isl.), Madeira (I) (Madeira Isl. (I)),
Pakistan (I), Bangladesh (I),
USA (I) (Connecticut (I), Pennsylvania (I),
Virginia (I)), Canada (I) (Ontario (I)), Tunisia (I), Algeria (I), Morocco (I),
Australia (I) (South Australia (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I)), New
Zealand (I), Chatham Isl. (I), China (I) (Jiangsu (I), Shandong (I), Shanghai
(I)), Ecuador (I), Argentina (I), Chile (I), Bolivia (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;


Fotos taken in Ritterhude in August / Sept. 2009
Sending them, as I remember … had sent some Sambucus-fotos from India.
Berries are used to make juice and jam, they are rich on Vitamine C.
Flowers are used to make Bhaji, sending fotos separately.

– Yes this one is S. nigra. I had uploaded the herbaceous species S. wightiana, the Himalayan Elder earlier confused with European S. ebulus.



Berries are used to make juice and jam, they are rich on Vitamine C. Flowers are used to make Bhaji, Pakodas. Mouthwatering. 

– I think the European plant is Sambucus nigra, with usually five leaflets.

– yes it is Sambucus nigra. Foto of the leaflets I can take in April / May this year. At present the trees and bushes are leafless and covered with snow.



Sambucus for ID : Pahalgam : 191011 : AK-2: Taken at Pahalgam on the 8th of Sept,11.
This is Sambucus species or American Elder with leaves having a white margin.
Flowers not seen… only bunch of berries seen, green & some black ones.
This would be ‘Variegata’ ?



Plant for ID :: Bratislava :: EU-ARKOCT47 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

This medium sized bush was seen in the Bratislava castle grounds in May 2016.
Requested to please provide ID.

Sambucus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. The various species are commonly called elder or elderberry.

Elder (Sambucus nigra)…

Sambucus nigra



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