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Common name

English: European Black Elderberry

German: Schwarzer Holunder

Portuguese: Sabugueiro-preto

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Dipsacales (33)

        Family: Adoxaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Sambucus (5)

            Epithet: nigra L. (7)

Synonyms: Sambucus arborescens Gilib., Sambucus aurea hort., Sambucus dissecta hort., Sambucus elegans hort., Sambucus floribunda hort. ex C.Koch, Sambucus florida Salisb., Sambucus graveolens Willd., Sambucus laciniata Mill., Sambucus leucocarpa hort., Sambucus linearis hort. ex C.Koch, Sambucus medullosa Gilib.

arborescens => arboreus, like a tree

aurea => of golden colour, golden yellow

dissecta => cut-up, cut into many segments

elegans => graceful, neat, nice

floribunda => abundance of flowers, many flowered

florida => flowering richly

graveolens => of strong or rank odour

laciniata => shredded or torn

linearis => of uniform width

nigra => black, blackness

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Sambucus nigra at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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