Elderberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Elderberry fruit (Sambucus nigra) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Elderberry as it is a combination of genus (Sambucus) and species (S. nigra). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Asteridae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Elderberry is Adoxaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Elderberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Elderberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Elderberry Facts are:
- According to a superstitious belief, the "elder tree" was supposed to ward off evil influence & give protection from witches.
- Branches from its tree are also used to make fujara, koncovka & other Slovakian flutes.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Adams, Black Beauty, Black Lace, Johns, Nova, Variegated and York. It is not available in seedless variety.