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Genus: Sambucus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Dipsacales > Family: Caprifoliaceae

One species is naturalised in southern Africa and another three species are cultivated.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Flora of Zimbabwe.

Sambucus canadensis

Commonly cultivated in Harare, Zimbabwe, where it has become naturalised in the Mukuvisi Woodlands.


Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Sambucus mexicana

Native to the southern USA and Mexico.


Sambucus nigra (Elder, American elder)

Sambucus nigra nigra (Elder) is native to the Mediterranean, while Sambucus nigra canadensis (American elder) is native to the eastern USA and Canada.


Sambucus racemosa (Stinking elder)

Native to the eastern USA.


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