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Ribes nevadense

Higher Taxonomy
Family: GrossulariaceaeView Description 

Habit: 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.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 120 species: northern hemisphere, temperate South America. Some cultivated as food, ornamental. Note: 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.
Unabridged Note: The family name Grossulariaceae has been conserved, evidently because the genus name on which it is based, Grossularia, is illegitimate.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr.
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: RibesView DescriptionDichotomous Key


Etymology: (Arabic: for plants of this genus)

Ribes nevadense Kellogg
Habit: Plant < 2 m. Stem: nodal spines 0. Leaf: blade 3--8 cm, coarsely to finely toothed, adaxially generally glabrous, abaxially with sessile glands, hairy or not. Inflorescence: erect to pendent, 8--20-flowered, dense; bract pink. Flower: hypanthium 2 mm, +- as long as wide; sepals erect, 4--5 mm, pink to red; petals 2--3 mm, white. Fruit: 6--8 mm, blue-black-glaucous; hairs glandular.
Ecology: Forest margins; Elevation: 600--3050 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH, Teh, TR, PR, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon, western Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Ribes nevadense var. glaucescens (Eastw.) A. Berger; Ribes nevadense var. jaegeri A. Berger
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2016. Ribes nevadense, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Ribes nevadense
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© 2002 George W. Hartwell
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© 2004 Steve Matson
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© 2002 George W. Hartwell
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© 2004 Steve Matson

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Geographic subdivisions for Ribes nevadense:
KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH, Teh, TR, PR, Wrn;
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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