Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Elderberry Family)

The Adoxaceae have been enlarged to include Sambucus, formerly in the Caprifoliaceae. They are small trees or shrubs with reduced sepals. The fruit is a drupe, having a fleshy outer part surrounding hard stone(s).

Sambucus caerulea var. neomexicana (New Mexico Elder)
Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys (Red Elderberry)

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