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GROSSULARIACEAE

GOOSEBERRY FAMILY

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

Shrub generally < 2 m
Stem generally erect; nodal spines 0–9; internodal bristles generally 0; twigs generally hairy, generally glandular
Leaves 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 glabrous, tips generally rounded; ovary inferior, chamber 1, ovules many, styles generally 2, generally fused except at tip, generally glabrous
Fruit: berry
Genera in family: 1 genus, 120 species: n hemisphere, temp 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. Formerly included in Saxifragaceae.

RIBES

CURRANT, GOOSEBERRY


Etymology: (Arabic: for plants of this genus)

Native

R. speciosum Pursh

FUCHSIA-FLOWERED GOOSEBERRY


Stem: nodal spines 3; internodes ± bristly
Leaf semi-deciduous; blade 1–3.5 cm, leathery, irregularly toothed, generally glabrous, upper surface shiny, dark green, lower surface light green
Inflorescence 1–4-flowered; pedicels bristly
Flower: hypanthium 2–3 mm, wider than long; sepals 4, erect, 4–5 mm, red; petals 4, 4–5 mm, red, margins curled inward
Fruit 10–12 mm, bristles glandular, dense
Ecology: Coastal-sage scrub, chaparral
Elevation: < 500 m.
Bioregional distribution: Central Coast, Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Distribution outside California: n Baja California
Horticultural information: DRN: 17, 24 &SHD or IRR: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.

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