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Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr.

Shrub, generally < 4 m. Stem: generally erect; nodal spines 0–9; internodal bristles generally 0; twigs generally hairy, generally glandular. Leaf: simple, alternate, generally clustered on short, lateral branchlets, petioled, generally deciduous; blade generally palmately 3–5-lobed, generally thin, generally dentate or serrate, base generally cordate. Inflorescence: raceme, axillary, generally pendent, 1–25-flowered; pedicel generally not jointed to ovary, generally hairy or glandular; bract generally green. Flower: bisexual, radial; hypanthium tube exceeding ovary; sepals generally 5, generally spreading; petals generally 5, generally < sepals, generally flat; stamens generally 5, alternate petals, generally inserted at level of petals (hypanthium top), anthers generally free, generally ± not exceeding petals, generally glabrous, tips generally rounded; ovary inferior, chamber 1, ovules many, styles generally 2, generally fused except at tip, generally glabrous. Fruit: berry.
1 genus, 120 species: northern hemisphere, temperate South America. Some cultivated as food, ornamental. Hypanthium data refer to part above ovary; statements about ovary hairs actually refer to the hypanthium around the ovary. At one time included in Saxifragaceae. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged note: The family name Grossulariaceae has been conserved, evidently because the genus name on which it is based, Grossularia, is illegitimate.

(Arabic: for plants of this genus) [Schultheis & Donoghue 2004 Syst Bot 29:77–96; Senters & Soltis 2003 Taxon 52:51–66]

Key to Ribes

R. bracteosum Douglas STINK CURRANT
Plant < 4 m. Stem: nodal spines 0; internodes sparsely hairy. Leaf: blade deeply 5–7-lobed, 4–20 cm, adaxially shiny, glabrous, abaxially dull, hairs sparse, glands sessile, yellow. Inflorescence: erect, 20–50-flowered; lower bracts leaf-like. Flower: hypanthium 3–4 mm, saucer-shaped; sepals 3–5 mm, green; petals < 1 mm, white. Fruit: 8–10 mm, black-glaucous; glands sessile.
2n=16. Moist forest; 15–1665 m. North Coast, w Klamath Ranges, Outer North Coast Ranges; to Alaska. Mar–Jun [Online Interchange]

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Nov 27 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Ribes, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Nov 27 2015

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