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Published In: Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis 1: 388. 1834. (Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June July.
Type: Type: Described from India, Wallich 63063, Wight Cat. No.1252.
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan, Himalayas in Pakistan and India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is gregarious and fairly common in the inner Himalayan ranges from 2000 to 7500 m. Different parts of the plant are used in medicine.
Illustration: Sambucus wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn. (Illustration)
Map Location: Kashmir: B-7 Sharda, fan Mohd. 169 (RAW); Keran, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17555 (RAW); Hazara: Naran, Shaukat Ali s.n. (RAW); id., Hassan ud Din 3068 (RAW); Swat: Jhamra, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 969 (KUH); Chitral: Lowari, M.A. Siddiqi 2771 (RAW) ; Ziarat to Lowari, M.A. Siddiqi & A.R. Beg 26801 (RAW); Ziarat, A.R. Beg 1616 (RAW); Dir, near Lowari top, M. Qaiser & A. Chafoor 6552 (KUH).


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Shrubby herbs, 1-1.5 m tall. Leaves up to 25 cm long with 5-9 leaflets; leaflet 5-18 cm long, lanceolate, serrate, puberulous to glabrous, apex acute to acuminate; upper leaflets usually decurrent; stipules leaf-like, narrowly lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, sharply serrate. Inflorescence corymbose with 3-5 primary rays, up to 10 cm across, pedunculate. Flowers minute, c. 5 mm in diameter, pedicellate; pedicel jointed. Bracteole filiform, c. 1 mm below the joint. Hypanthium turbinate, c. 1 mm long. Calyx 5-toothed; teeth minute, deltoid. Corolla rotate, c. 5 mm in diameter, 5-lobed, whitish-yellow, lobes 1.5 mm long, obtuse, 3-nerved. Stamens 5, attached at the base of the corolla, anthers oblong, filament twice as long as the anther. Stigmas 3, subsessile. Fruit a drupe, globose, 4-5 mm in diameter, orange coloured turning black. Seed oblong, 2.7 mm long.
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