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Taxon: Sambucus racemosa L.

Genus: Sambucus
Family: Adoxaceae. Also placed in: Caprifoliaceae Sambucaceae
Nomen number: 33001
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:270. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 09-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Oct-2003
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 25 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • American red elder   (Source: Hortus 3 [as S. pubens]) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens]
  • black-bead elder   (Source: Trees US [as S. melanocarpa]) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens var. melanocarpa]
  • European red elder   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. racemosa]
  • Pacific red elder   (Source: Trees US [as S. callicarpa]) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens var. arborescens]
  • red elderberry   (Source: L New Mex ) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens var. melanocarpa]
  • red-berry elder   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • red-berry elder   (Source: Glea Cron ) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens]
  • scarlet elder   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens]
  • stinking elder   (Source: F GPlains ) – English   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens]
  • amerikansk druvfläder   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Sambucus racemosa subsp. pubens]
  • druvfläder   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Caucasus: Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East, Kurile Islands
    China: China [n.]
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu [incl. Tanegashima], Shikoku; Korea
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - European part
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah




Check other web resources for Sambucus racemosa L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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