Adoxaceae


(Alt: Caprifoliaceae )

Adoxaceae, commonly known as moschatel family,[2] is a small family of flowering plants in the order Dipsacales, now consisting of five genera and about 150–200 species. They are characterised by opposite toothed leaves, small five- or, more rarely, four-petalled flowers in cymose inflorescences, and the fruit being a drupe. They are thus similar to many Cornaceae.


Species:
     Sambucus cerulea   (blue elderberry)  
     Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa   (black elderberry)  
     Sambucus racemosa var. microbotrys   (red elderberry)
     Viburnum lantana   (wayfaring-tree)
     Viburnum opulus var. opulus   (European cranberrybush)