A family of five genera and about 200 species, mostly north temperate; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.
Sambucus - A genus of about 9 species, more or less cosmopolitan; two species occur naturally in Australia and one species has become naturalised. Kern & Steenis (1951); Stanley & Ross (1986).
Kern, J.H. & Steenis, C.G.G.J. van (1951). Caprifoliaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 4, (P. Noordhoff Ltd: Groningen.), pp. 175-194.
Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986). Sambucaceae. In 'Flora of south-eastern Queensland.' Vol. 2, (Queensland Department of Primary Industries: Brisbane.), pp. 472-474.