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Ribes menziesii var. menziesii

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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)
Species: Ribes menziesiiView Description 

Habit: Plant < 3 m. Stem: nodal spines 3; internode bristles dense, at least some glandular. Leaf: blade 1.5--4 cm, glandular-hairy. Inflorescence: 1--3-flowered. Flower: hypanthium 2--3 mm, generally +- as long as wide; sepals reflexed, 5--10 mm, purple; petals 2--5 mm, white, margins curled inward; anthers exceeding petals, exceeded by styles, tips mucronate. Fruit: 8--10 mm, purple; bristles dense, stiff, at least some glandular.

Ribes menziesii Pursh var. menziesii
Habit: Plant < 3 m. Leaf: not strongly aromatic.
Ecology: Forest openings, chaparral; Elevation: < 1820 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr
Synonyms: Ribes menziesii var. faustum Jeps.; Ribes menziesii var. hystriculum Jeps.; Ribes menziesii var. hystrix (Eastw.) Jeps.; Ribes menziesii var. leptosmum (Coville) Jeps.; Ribes menziesii var. retineatum Jeps.; Ribes menziesii var. senile (Coville) Jeps.
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 menziesii var. menziesii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Geographic subdivisions for Ribes menziesii var. menziesii:
NCo, NCoRO, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO;
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