Ribes nigrum L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Black currant

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Ribes nigrum L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000405161. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

Plants 1-2 m. Stems erect, glandular and puberulent or nearly glabrous; spines at nodes absent; prickles on internodes absent. Leaves: petiole 1-4 cm, pubescent, sometimes with longer setose hairs basally; blade reniform, 3-5-lobed, cleft nearly to midrib, 5-10 cm, base cordate, surfaces with shiny, resinous glands, lobes broadly ovate, margins irregularly serrate, apex acute. Inflorescences pendent, 4-10-flowered racemes, 3-5 cm, axis pubescent, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels jointed, 2-10 mm, glabrous or finely pubescent to lanate; bracts ovate, 0.5-2 mm, pubescent. Flowers: hypanthium green, cup-shaped or short-campanulate, 3-4 mm, densely pubescent or tomentose; sepals not overlapping, reflexed, greenish or pinkish abaxially, suffused with purple adaxially, oblong, 5-7 mm; petals nearly connivent, erect, white to reddish, bluntly deltate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 1.5-3 mm; nectary disc prominent, green or purplish, circular, covering ovary; stamens slightly longer than petals; filaments linear, 2-2.5 mm, glabrous with some glands; anthers white, sagittate, 1 mm, apex blunt; ovary pubescent, sessile-glandular; styles connate nearly to stigmas, 3 mm, very finely hairy. Berries sweet-tasting, black, globose, 12-15 mm, glabrous with some sessile glands.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    "Erect, unarmed shrub; lvs 3–5-lobed to about the middle, dotted with resinous glands beneath; racemes drooping; pedicels 2–8 mm, much exceeding the minute, ovate bracts; hypanthium above the ovary short-campanulate; sep greenish-purple within; ovary commonly with sessile resinous glands; fr black; 2n=16. Native of Eurasia, occasionally escaped from cult."

  • Provided by: [E].New York Botanical Garden
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    Erect aromatic shrub, up to 2 m tall. Young branches pubescent and resinous glandular. Leaves 2.5-10.5 cm long, 2.5-12 cm broad, base deeply cordate, almost glabrous, 2-5-lobed, coarsely inciso-crenate, basal nerves 3-5, petioles l.5-7 cm long, pubescent and resinous glandular. Racemes few flowered, pubescent, with a tuft of leaves at the base. Bracts longer than the petals, 2-3 mm long. Flowers bisexual, greenish yellow, 10-11 mm long, calyx tube 2 mm long, lobes 2 mm long, oblong, obtuse. Petals spathulate, 1 mm long. Stamens 1.5 mm long. Style divided nearly to the middle. Berries black, strongly aromatic, 1 cm in diameter.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of Pakistan
    • Morphology

      Bis 2 m hoher Strauch ohne Stacheln. Blätter 3–5lappig, gezähnt, Durchmesser bis 10 cm, unterseits gelbdrüsig punktiert und aromatisch riechend. Blütenstand eine überhängende Traube. Kelchblätter oval, zurückgebogen, dicht und kraus behaart,

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      4. Als Beerenstrauch kultiviert und gelegentlich verwildert, kollin.

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      Distribution Map

      • Introduced distribution
      Introduced into
      • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

      Nationally Preferred Names

      Black currantEnglishIE
      Cuirín dubhIrishIE

      Other Local Names

      Srionán dubhIrishIE
      Dearcóg dubhIrishIE
      Schwarze JohannisbeereGermanCH
      Uzua nairaRaeto-RomanceCH
      Raosar dubhIrishIE
      Garden black currant, gadellier noir
      Ribes neroItalianCH


       Information From

      Flora of North America @ efloras.org
      'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • A Flora of North America Association
      Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
      Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
      • B All Rights Reserved
      Flora of Pakistan
      Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
      • C Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
      • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      New York Botanical Garden
      Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
      • E Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
      Irish Vernacular Names
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      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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