Sambucus adnata Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 4: 322 1830. (syn: Sambucus gautschii Wettst.; Sambucus schweriniana Rehder);
Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Chumbi, Assam, Tibet, China (Gansu, Guizhou, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: East Himalayan Elder, East Himalayan Elderberry • Nepali: Moti phool

Suffrutescent herbs or low shrubs, 1-2 m tall; root and rhizome red. Stem herbaceous with obvious pith. Leaves imparipinnate with stipules; leaflets 3-5, elliptical, ovate, lanceolate, 4-15 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, acuminate at apex, base obtuse to rounded and oblique, serrulate, sparely pubescent on upper surface, densely pubescent on the veins. Inflorescence a terminal compound corymb, ca. 15 cm. Flowers white, on slender pedicel, calyx lobes triangular, ca. 0.5 mm long, corolla rotate, 5-lobed, ovate, ca. 1.5 mm long, stamen 5, alternating with corolla lobes, anthers rounded, yellow; ovary 3-celled, style very short, stigma 3-lobed. Fruits globose, fleshy, red.Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)
© Wen, Jun (Source: Plants of Tibet)

Undershrub or perennial herb about 4-8 ft tall. Stem herbaceous, rhizome with fibrous roots, Pith red or white. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate, leaflets 5-9, narrowly oblong-lanceolate 5-15 x 2-3 cm across, puberulous or nearly glabrous, base obtuse, margin serrate, apex acuminate, except the terminal leaflet, remaining leaflets opposite, lateral veins 6-12 along either side of midvein. Inflorescence terminal multiparous umbellate cyme, grandular hairy and 15-20 cm in diameter in full bloom. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic, about 5 mm in diameter. Calyx lobes 5, triangular, about 0.5 mm long, pubescent, corolla white, stamens 5, anther yellow, styles short or nearly absent, stigma tri-lobed, ovary 3 loculed. Fruit drupe bright red, globose, 0.3 cm in diameter.
Flowering/Fruiting: May-August.
Understory shrub of forests at an altitude of about 4,000 to 10,000 ft; and cultivated.
Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal; Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India from India Biodiversity Portal)


MS June,2018/25 Leea or Sambucus sp. for ID : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Date : 16-06-2018
Habit : Semi-woody shrub
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check at

Sambucus adnata ??

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To me appears close to Sambucus nigra L. an introduced species.

It grows Wild near the ravine of the forests. I think it is indigenous sp. It is about 2-5 m. high with large pith.

What are the species reported from there?

Fruits of same sp. Sambucus adnata occurs in Mizoram.
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Yes, to me also appear close to images and references at Sambucus adnata Wall. ex DC.

MSJuly,2015/09 Sambucus sp. for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location :Kawlkulh, Mizoram
Date : 27/07/2015
Habit : Shrub with large pith
Habitat : Wild

Sambucus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

I think it appears close to images at Sambucus adnata Wall. ex DC.


MS,June,2022/03 Sambucus sp. (javanica ?) for id.:
Location : Aizawl to Marpara road, Mizoram

Date : 07-06-2019
Habit : Under shrub or perennial woody herb.
Habitat : Wild

I think it appears close to images at Sambucus adnata Wall. ex DC.


MS, May, 2023/13 Leea sp. (compacta?) for id: 2 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Date : 30-05-2023
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild

Leea aequata L. ??

Pl. check


Sambucus adnata Wall. ex DC.: 5 high res. images.

Location: Phaliyaghar, Burtibang, , Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31 May 2023
Elevation: 2600 m.
Habit : Wild
Nepali Name : मोती फूल Motee Phool / चरी भाङ्गो Charee Bhaango

We have S.canadensis in Mysore




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