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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
Plant < 3 m. Stem: scrambling; nodal spines 0–3; tip internodes white to gray. Leaf: blade 2–3 cm, coarsely toothed, not glandular. Inflorescence: 1–5-flowered. Flower: hypanthium 2–3 mm, ± as long as wide; sepals reflexed, 3–4 mm, green-white, purple at base or not; petals 1–2 mm, white; anthers exceeding petals by < 2 mm. Fruit: 7–11 mm, purple, glabrous.
2n=16. [Online Interchange]
Unabridged references: [Sinnott 1985 Rhodora 87:189–286]
Leaf: hairs 0 to sparse, short, soft. Flower: hypanthium, sepal hairs 0.
Forest, streamsides, meadow edges; 1200–3300 m. Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Warner Mountains, East of Sierra Nevada; to British Columbia, Rocky Mountains. May–Jun [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Dec 20 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Ribes, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=65153, accessed on Dec 20 2014
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