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Scientific Classification of Elderberry

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Classification

Domain
Eukarya

Kingdom
Plantae

Subkingdom
Tracheobionta

Division
Magnoliophyta

Class
Magnoliopsida
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Subclass
Asteridae
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Order
Dipsacales
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Family
Adoxaceae
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Genus
Sambucus

Species
S. nigra

Generic Group
Moschatel
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Why is Elderberry Classification needed?

Why is Elderberry classification needed? It is essential for grouping this fruit accurately in Kingdom Plantae. Classification of this fruit is done on the basis of its family, order, genus and species. It tells about the basic Characteristics of Elderberry and helps understand its taxonomic relationship with other fruits. It belongs to Magnoliophyta division. This division includes all the flowering plants, also known as Angiosperms. Magnoliophyta can be further split into two classes: Liliopsida and Magnoliopsida. Keep reading to enhance your knowledge on scientific classification of Elderberry.

Elderberry Order

Liliopsida and Magnoliopsida are the two classes in which plants can be classified. Plants belonging to Liliopsida class are monocotyledons whereas plants belonging to Magnoliopsida are di-cotyledons. Elderberries belongs to Magnoliopsida class. This class is further sub-divided into order and the Elderberry order is Dipsacales.

Elderberry Family

Family is a subdivision of order. Elderberry family is Adoxaceae. Identification of Scientific Name of Elderberry is done by considering its genus and species. Species having similar characteristics are placed in a particular genus. Elderberries are placed under Sambucus genus. All fruits belonging to a particular species are ecologically same. This fruit belongs to S. nigra species.

What is the Taxonomy of Elderberry?

What is the taxonomy of Elderberry? The broadest taxonomy of this fruit is its kingdom and more specific ones are genus and species. Division, class, order and family are the other basis for scientific classification of Elderberry. But why is this classification required? There are more than a million of species in this world and some are yet to be discovered. Classification helps study them easily. Scientific classification means grouping together on the basis of similar traits or characteristics. Fruits can also be classified and grouped on the basis of their family, order, division and class. Scientific Classification of this fruit makes things organized and easy to fetch information.

Detailed scientific classification of this fruit is given below-

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Order: Dipsacales
  • Family: Adoxaceae
  • Genus: Sambucus
  • Species: S. nigra