Sambucus canadensis L.

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Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside on hill behind La Rochelle Hotel

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside on hill behind La Rochelle Hotel

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside on hill behind La Rochelle Hotel

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside on hill behind La Rochelle Hotel

Sambucus canadensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside on hill behind La Rochelle Hotel

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Synonyms: Sambucus nigra L. subsp. canadensis (L.) Bolli
Common names: Canadian elder (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Shrub up to 4 m tall. Leaves 1-pinnate, imparipinnate, foetid when crushed; leaflets, especially the lower, often pedately divided into 2-3 leaflets. Flowers white in a terminal flat-topped inflorescence.
Notes: Commonly cultivated in Harare and clearly escaping into a marshy area in some abundance into the Mukuvisi Woodlands in Harare. There were some records of cultivated plants in SRGH on 3 Sep 2007 but no record of it as an escape.
Derivation of specific name: canadensis: of Canada
Habitat: In marshy areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 January 2009
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sambucus canadensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sambucus canadensis
African Plant Database: Sambucus canadensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sambucus canadensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sambucus canadensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sambucus canadensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sambucus canadensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sambucus canadensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sambucus canadensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sambucus canadensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sambucus canadensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Sambucus canadensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sambucus canadensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sambucus canadensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sambucus canadensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sambucus canadensis
Tropicos: Sambucus canadensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sambucus canadensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156920, retrieved 22 April 2019

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