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Ribes divaricatum var. parishii

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)
Reference: Schultheis & Donoghue 2004 Syst Bot 29:77--96; Senters & Soltis 2003 Taxon 52:51--66
Species: Ribes divaricatumView Description 

Habit: Plant < 3.5 m. Stem: arched; nodal spines 0--3; internodes bristly or not. Leaf: blade 2--6 cm, coarsely toothed, generally hairy, not glandular. Inflorescence: < 5-flowered. Flower: hypanthium 1--4 mm; sepals reflexed, 5--7 mm, obovate, purple to green; petals 1--3 mm, white, pink, or red; filaments exceeding petals by > 3 mm; styles hairy at base. Fruit: 6--10 mm, black, glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Note: Ribes divaricatum var. divaricatum Oregon to British Columbia.
Unabridged Reference: Sinnott 1985 Rhodora 87:189--286
Ribes divaricatum Douglas var. parishii (A. Heller) Jeps.
Habit: Plant < 3 m. Flower: hypanthium 3--4 mm; petals 2--3 mm, pink or red; filaments 3--5 mm; styles 8--11 mm.
Ecology: Moist woodland; Elevation: 60--310 m. Bioregional Distribution: e SCo, SnGb. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr Note: Possibly extinct.
Unabridged Note: From Misa Ward, CNPS: "Possibly extinct; last documented in 1980 from two plants at Whittier Narrows Nature Center. Known from fewer than five historical occurrences; these extirpated by urbanization. Field surveys needed." See Rhodora 87:259--260 for taxonomic treatment.
Jepson eFlora Author: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr.
Reference: Schultheis & Donoghue 2004 Syst Bot 29:77--96; Senters & Soltis 2003 Taxon 52:51--66
Unabridged Reference: Sinnott 1985 Rhodora 87:259--260
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Citation for this treatment: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2012, Ribes divaricatum var. parishii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 04, 2023.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2023, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on February 04, 2023.

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Geographic subdivisions for Ribes divaricatum var. parishii:
e SCo, SnGb.
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