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Ribes rubrum L.
Ribes sylvestre (Lam) Mert & WDJ Koch; Cultivated currant

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Ribes rubrum
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Ribes rubrum

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma lirelliformis @ BPI (1)

Phoma ribesia @ BPI (1)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia guepinii @ BPI (2)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (15)

Diplodia ribis @ BPI (6)

Phyllosticta grossulariae @ BPI (2)

Phyllosticta ribicola @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta ribis-rubri @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta ribiseda @ BPI (2)

Sphaeropsis hyalina @ BPI (2)

Sphaeropsis ribicola @ BPI (1)
Corticiaceae  Corticium sambuci @ BPI (1)
Cronartiaceae  Cronartium occidentale @ BPI (1)

Cronartium ribicola @ BPI (38)
Cucurbitariaceae  Cucurbitaria ribis @ BPI (4)

Cucurbitaria @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporidiella ribis @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium curvatum @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium restuers @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium ribis @ BPI (60)

Gloeosporium rufomaculans @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium @ BPI (1)

Pseudopeziza ribis @ BPI (6)

Tapesia ribesia @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe strumella @ BPI (10)

Phomopsis ribesia @ BPI (1)
Dothideaceae  Dothidea ribesia @ BPI (4)
Dothioraceae  Plowrightia ribesia @ BPI (23)
Erysiphaceae  Microsphaera grossulariae @ BPI (1)

Sphaerotheca mors-uvae @ BPI (7)
Fenestellaceae  Fenestella vestita @ BPI (5)
Helotiaceae  Cenangium ribis @ BPI (1)

Godronia uberiformis @ BPI (1)

Scleroderris ribesia @ 665876A (1); 665876B (1); BPI (15)

Scleroderris ribis @ BPI (2)
Hyponectriaceae  Physalospora malorum @ BPI (8)
Leptosphaeriaceae  Coniothyrium olivaceum @ BPI (1)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora ribesii-viminalis @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora angulata @ BPI (3)

Cercospora ribicola @ BPI (4)

Cercospora ribis-rubri @ BPI (1)

Cercospora ribis @ BPI (1)

Cercospora @ 432230A (1); BPI (1); 432230B (1)

Mycosphaerella grossulariae @ BPI (1)

Septoria ribis @ 384350B (1); 384350C (1); 384364C (1); 384364B (1); BPI (31); 384350A (1); 384364A (1)

Septoria sibirica @ BPI (4)
Nectriaceae  Nectria berolinensis @ BPI (21)

Nectria cinnabarina @ BPI (10)

Nectria ribis @ BPI (8)

Pleonectria berolinensis @ BPI (1)

Pleonectria ribis @ BPI (1)

Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (6)
Peronosporaceae  Plasmopara ribicola @ BPI (8)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria vagabunda @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria ribis @ BPI (1)

Epicoccum purpurascens @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Fomes ribis @ BPI (8)

Polyporus ribis @ BPI (3)
Polystomellaceae  Dothidella ribesia @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia caricina @ BPI (3)

Puccinia caricis @ BPI (7)

Puccinia grossulariae @ BPI (1)

Puccinia pringsheimiana @ BPI (2)

Puccinia ribis @ BPI (55)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis cinerea @ BPI (1)

Botrytis vulgaris @ BPI (2)

Sclerotinia fuckeliana @ BPI (1)
Trichocomaceae  Aspergillus glaucus @ 410596B (1); 410596A (1)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium grossulariae @ BPI (2)
Valsaceae  Cytospora grossulariae @ BPI (1)

Valsa ribesia @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Sphaeria decolorans @ BPI (1)

Sphaeria ribesia @ BPI (1)

Sphaeria ribis @ BPI (1)

Sphaeria uberiformis @ BPI (1)
_  Agyriella nitida @ BPI (2)

Aplosporella ribicola @ BPI (2)

Ascochyta ribesia @ BPI (1)

Caeoma confluens @ BPI (1)

Clethridium massarinum @ BPI (2)

Coelosphaeria cupularis @ BPI (1)

Fuckelia ribis @ BPI (6)

Fumago vagans @ BPI (3)

Leptothyrium ribis @ BPI (1)

Mastomyces friesii @ BPI (1)

Myxofusicoccum polonicum @ BPI (1)

Myxofusicoccum ruthenicum @ BPI (2)

Phragmodothella ribesia @ BPI (5)

Pleurocytospora vestita @ BPI (3)

Thyridella rehmii @ BPI (1)

Thyronectria berolinensis @ BPI (1)

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Ribes rubrum L.
cultivated currant

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Symbol: RIRU80
Group: Dicot
Family: Grossulariaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : CAN   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
RISA2 Ribes sativum Syme
RISY Ribes sylvestre (Lam.) Mert. & W.D.J. Koch
RIVU Ribes vulgare Lam.


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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 rubrum L. – cultivated currant

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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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2. Ribes rubrum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 200. 1753.

Red garden currant, groseillier rouge

Ribes rubrum var. sativum Reichenbach; R. sativum (Reichenbach) Syme; R. sylvestre (Lamarck) Mertens & Koch

Plants (not strong-smelling), 0.5-1.5 m. Stems erect, nearly glabrous, crisped-puberulent (somewhat stipitate-glandular on young growth); spines at nodes absent; prickles on internodes absent. Leaves: petiole 3-6 cm, glabrous; blade suborbiculate, 5-lobed, cleft 1/3-1/2 to midrib, 2.5-4.5 cm, base truncate to cordate, surfaces not glandular, sparsely hairy on veins abaxially, glabrous adaxially, lobes broadly ovate-triangular, margins bicrenate-serrate, apex acute. Inflorescences ascending to pendent, 8-20-flowered racemes, 2-6 cm, axis glabrous, not glandular, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels jointed, to 6 mm, glabrous, not glandular; bracts broadly ovate, 0.5-1 mm, glabrous. Flowers: hypanthium ochroleucous or greenish, saucer-shaped, 1 mm, glabrous; sepals nearly overlapping, spreading (revolute at tips), green or greenish brown, broadly deltate-ovate (abruptly narrowed to slender base), 2-2.5 mm; petals widely separated, erect, cream to pinkish, cuneate-flabellate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 0.3-1 mm; nectary disc prominent, green, raised, 5-angled, covering top of ovary; stamens nearly as long as petals; filaments linear, 0.2-0.3 mm, glabrous; anthers white, dumbbell-shaped, 0.2-0.3 mm (broader than long), apex with U-shaped depression, (anther sacs distinctly separated by connective as broad as sac); ovary glabrous; styles connate 1/2 their lengths, 1+ mm, glabrous. Berries sour, bright red, globose, 6-10 mm, glabrous.

Flowering Apr-May. Mesic habitats in disturbed woods, thickets, roadsides, old homesteads, garden neighborhoods, tamarack swamps; 0-2200 m; introduced; B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask.; Conn., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Tenn., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; w Europe, cultivated and naturalized throughout Europe.

The leaves of Ribes rubrum are rather thick. Cultivated red currants may have originated from a cross between R. rubrum and R. spicatum E. Robson, a rare species native in northern Britain (R. Mabey 1996). Many of the state and province records of occurrence may be the result of repeated escape from cultivation rather than true naturalization.

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Ribes rubrum
Ribes rubrum
Cultivated Currant
ID: 0000 0000 0604 0426 [detail]
2004 Nick Kurzenko

Ribes rubrum
Ribes rubrum
Red Currant
ID: 0000 0000 0306 1577 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Ribes rubrum
Ribes rubrum
ID: 0000 0000 0615 1998 [detail]
© 2015 Ansel Oommen

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