Sambucus peruviana Kunth
  • Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.)


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General Information

Shrub or tree, to 20 m tall, stems terete, glabrous, usually drying finely striate; the pith white or slightly buff-colored. Leaves somewhat fleshy, mostly 7-11- foliolate; leaflets ovate, oblong or lanceolate, apically acuminate, mostly rounded basally, sometimes obtuse, 8-20 cm long, the margins evenly fine-serrate almost to the base, above glabrous except for minute simple hairs on the midvein, beneath This content downloaded from 192.104.39.2 on Thu, 9 May 2013 15:30:06 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions1973] D'ARCY-FLORA OF PANAMA (Family 180. Caprifoliaceae) 163 finely pubescent with short erect often curved hairs, especially on the veins, the veins mostly 7-10 on each side of the midvein; petiolules short, to 15 mm long, glabrate sometimes with stipule-like processes at the base, petiole glabrous, some- what clasping at the base. Inflorescences large and showy, 3-5-times compound, glabrate cymes to 40 *cm in diameter, situated above the leaves on elongate peduncles, the first division an umbel of 5 unequal branches often subtended by inconspicuous glandular bracts; pedicels to 8 mm long or absent, minute bracteoles mostly present, the nodes of the inflorescence minutely pubescent with glandular or eglandular hairs, the glands mostly drying dark reddish. Flowers white, calyx ca. 1 mm long, the tube companulate, glabrous, often glandular, lobed to ca. 1/3 of the way down, the lobes glabrous, obtuse, persistent in fruit; corolla campanu- late-rotate, ca. 2 mm long (3-5 mm in diameter), deeply-lobed, the lobes rotund, quincuncial in bud; stamens exserted, equal; ovary 5-loculed, the style (superior portion of the ovary) glabrous, sometimes expanding to 1 mm long in fruit, the stigmas 5, connate in a ring, nearly equal. Fruit a juicy globose berry 7-9 mm in diameter, smooth, shiny, without trace of a bloom or furrows when fresh, when dry turbinoid, 2 mm in diameter and 3-4 mm high, recessed beneath with 4-5 prominent longitudinal ridges; seeds 5.

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    Habit

    Shrub or tree

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    Distribution

    Sambucus peruviana ranges from Argentina to at least as far north as Costa Rica. In Panama it is known only at upper elevations in the Chiriqui mountains, where it occurs in pastures and in the forests.

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