1. Family: Viburnaceae Raf.
    1. Sambucus L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Europe, Africa, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Caprifoliaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Small trees, shrubs or rarely perennial subshrubby herbs, mostly evil-smelling
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately or bipinnately compound; leaflets usually serrate; stipules absent, small or occasionally conspicuous, sometimes reduced to clusters of glands
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences usually terminal, corymbose, cymose or thyrsoid
    Flowers
    Flowers small, regular
    Corolla
    Corolla white or yellowish, rotate, the lobes imbricate or valvate
    Stamens
    Stamens 5; filaments slender; anthers dehiscing outwards
    Pistil
    Ovary 3–5-locular, with a single pendulous ovule in each locule; style wanting, the stigma sessile and 3–5-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry-like drupe with 3–5 1-seeded pyrenes
    Seeds
    Seeds with a membranous testa and fleshy endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Albania, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Corse, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madeira, Manchuria, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nevada, New Mexico, New South Wales, Northwest European R, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Queensland, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Bermuda, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cayman Is., Chile Central, Chile South, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Falkland Is., Finland, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Norway, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Sweden, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is., Zaïre

    Sambucus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 269 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 130 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 269 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0