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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 269–270. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView 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.: May.
Type: Type: Described from Germany.
Distribution: Distribution: Europe and Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Elder is cultivated. The pith is used in laboratories for cutting sections.
Illustration: Sambucus nigra L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Sharan Rest House, A. Ali A.A./495 (PPFI-B); C-6 Kurram: Zahran, 5900’, Y. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 8195 (RAW); Parachinar, P.A. Bungalow, 24-7-1958, R.R. Stewart 28059 (RAW); Parachinar, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 4050 (KUH); id., 6444 (RAW); Parachinar, 6000’, M.A. Siddiqi 3849 (RAW).


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A small tree, up to 10 m tall. Stem lenticellate. Leaves exstipulate or stipules inconspicuous; leaflets 5-7, oval to ovate, 3-7 x 1.5-4 cm; margin serrate; apex acute; surface glabrous to strigose; veins strigose. Inflorescence corymbose, up to 15 cm in diameter. Pedicel jointed. Bracteole minute, glandular below the joint. Hypanthium turbinate, c. 1 mm long. Calyx 5-toothed, minute. Corolla rotate with 5, almost round lobes; lobe 1.5 mm long, 3-nerved. Anthers oblong, 1 mm long, filament 2 mm long. Stigmas 3, almost sessile. Fruit globose, black, 5-6 mm in diameter. Pyrenes oblong, 3.5 mm long, surface rugose.
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