Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Sambucus wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Common name : Kashmir Elder, Dwarf Elder
Habit : Herb
Habitat : It is gregarious and fairly common in the inner Himalayan ranges
Comments / notes : Fruit, roots and leaves used medicinally.
Key identification features : Usually forming large gregarious clumps 1-1.5 m high, with green stems, large pinnate leaves, and with terminal flat-topped clusters of very numerous tiny white or cream flowers. Inflorescence 5-10 cm across, enlarging to 25 cm in fruit, with 3-5 primary branches which are further irregularly branched. Flowers c. 3 mm across; corolla with 5 spreading blunt lobes and a very short tube; stamens exserted. Leaves 15-30 cm; leaflets 5-9, lanceolate often long-pointed, 5-20 cm, sharply toothed; stipules leaf-like, toothed. Fruit globular 4-5 mm, orange or red, then
Flower, Fruit : June-July
Kashmir : Kashmir
Native : India, Pakistan, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
Literature : Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 600