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Ribes rotundifolium Michx.
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Ribes rotundifolium, Smooth Gooseberry
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Ribes rotundifolium, Smooth Gooseberry

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta grossulariae @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta @ BPI (3)
Cronartiaceae  Cronartium occidentale @ BPI (5)

Cronartium ribicola @ BPI (58)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium ribis @ BPI (1)
Dothioraceae  Plowrightia ribesia @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Phyllactinia corylea @ BPI (1)

Phyllactinia suffulta @ BPI (1)

Sphaerotheca mors-uvae @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria ribicola @ BPI (1)

Septoria ribis @ BPI (5)

Septoria sibirica @ BPI (2)
Nectriaceae  Nectria berolinensis @ BPI (2)

Nectria ribis @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Polyporus tulipiferus @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia caricina @ BPI (11)

Puccinia caricis-grossulariata @ BPI (3)

Puccinia caricis @ BPI (18)

Puccinia grossulariae @ BPI (12)

Puccinia pringsheimiana @ BPI (2)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium grossulariae @ BPI (3)

Aecidium massulariae @ BPI (1)

Aecidium @ BPI (1)

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Ribes rotundifolium Michx.
Appalachian gooseberry

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Symbol: RIRO2
Group: Dicot
Family: Grossulariaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 241. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



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GRRO4 Grossularia rotundifolia (Michx.) Coville & Britton
RIST Ribes stamineum Hornem.
RITR3 Ribes triflorum Willd.


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Grossulariaceae – Currant family
Genus Ribes L. – currant
Species Ribes rotundifolium Michx. – Appalachian gooseberry

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Connecticut wild currant Special Concern
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Michigan Ribes
currant, gooseberry Plant pest 1
1 planting of currants and gooseberries in certain parts of the State of Michigan is prohibited

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51. Ribes rotundifolium Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 110. 1803.

Wild gooseberry

Grossularia rotundifolia (Michaux) Coville & Britton

Plants 0.7-1.5 m. Stems erect to recurving, (rooting at tips), glabrous; spines at nodes absent or sometimes 1-2, 3-11 mm; prickles on internodes absent (rarely present). Leaves: petiole 0.8-2 cm, glabrous or short-pilose; blade obovate to rotund, 3-lobed, cleft 1/2 to midrib, 1.5-5 cm, base widely cuneate to truncate, surfaces glabrous or puberulent, lobes oblong, margins with rounded teeth, apex acute. Inflorescences pendent, solitary flowers or 2-3-flowered racemes, 3-5 cm, axis glabrous or sparsely stipitate-glandular. Pedicels not jointed, 4-7 mm, glabrous; bracts ovate, 1.5-2 mm, glabrous or with few short glands. Flowers: hypanthium green, tubular-campanulate to narrowly tubular, 1.5-2.5 mm, glabrous; sepals not overlapping, reflexed, green suffused with red, oblanceolate, 3.5-5 mm; petals not connivent, erect, cream with green or reddish tint, spatulate-obovate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 2-2.5 mm; nectary disc not prominent; stamens 2.5-4 times longer than petals; filaments linear, 6-8 mm, pilose; anthers cream, oblong-oval, 1 mm, apex rounded; ovary glabrous; styles connate to middle, 6-8 mm, villous in proximal 1/2. Berries palatable, pale purple, globose, 7-12 mm, glabrous.

Flowering Apr-Jun. Rich woods, rocky slopes, boulderfields, heath and grassy balds; 0-2100 m; Conn., D.C., Ga., Md., Mass., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

Ribes rotundifolium is known mainly from the Appalachian Mountains.

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