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Ribes Linnaeus. Currant, Gooseberry.

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A genus of 150-200 species, temperate, of the Northern Hemisphere and montane South America. The genus is separated into distinctive subgenera, these sometimes maintained as full genera (as by Small 1933). Phylogenetic studies suggested that recognition of Grossularia as a genus distinct from Ribes is not warranted, though it does form a monophyletic group nested within Ribes s.l. (Senters & Soltis 2003; Weigend, Mohr, & Motley 2002). Various species are cultivated for their berries, but the dried "currants" commonly available in stores are actually raisins made from a small variety of grape, and have nothing to do with Ribes.

Ref: Minney & Landsman (2018); Morin (2009b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Schultheis & Donoghue (2004); Senters & Soltis (2003); Sinnott (1985); Small (1933); Spongberg (1972); Weigend In Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007); Weigend, Mohr, & Motley (2002). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Ribes cynosbati | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Ribes glandulosum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Ribes americanum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson | Ribes triste source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ribes curvatum, Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, DeKalb County, Georgia 3 by Alan Cressler | Ribes curvatum source | Original Image ⭷


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