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Adoxaceae

Adoxaceae is also known as the Elderberry Family or Moschatel Family of plants. It is from the order of Dipsacales. It is a family of about 5 genera of plants and about 200 species. The plants in this family are herbaceous, some also woody, shrubs, and small trees. Previously members of this family of plants were part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants.

Some distinguishing characters of Adoxaceae are opposite leaves with toothed edges. Flowers that are flat-topped with small flowers. Flowers are usually bisexual and actinomorphic. They have a small calyx. Stamens are adnate. The fruit is with distinct pyrene.

Adoxaceae family genera include:

Adoxa
Oreinotinus
Sambucus
Sinadoxa
Viburnum

Viburnum x burkwoodii
Viburnum x burkwoodii
Viburnum setigerum © onlineflowergarden.com
Viburnum setigerum
Elderflower
Sambucus Nigra or Elderberry

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