Ribes triste Pall.
  • Nova Acta Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. Hist. Acad. 10: 378 (1797) 
  • Wild red currant, gadellier amer


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Ribes triste Pall. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001135381. Accessed on: 11 Dec 2023'

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Shrubs low, almost creeping, to 0.4 m tall, rarely erect to 0.8 m tall. Branchlets spreading, glabrous or puberulent when young, unarmed. Buds brown, ovoid, 4-6 mm, sparsely pubescent, apex acute. Petiole (1.5-)3-6 cm, puberulent, scattered stalked glandular; leaf blade reniform to orbicular-reniform, 3-6 × 4-7(-8) cm, glabrous or pubescent along veins abaxially, base shallowly cordate or subtruncate; lobes 3(-5), broadly triangular, margin coarsely sharply serrate, apex obtuse; terminal lobe slightly longer than lateral ones. Racemes pendent, lax, 2-4 cm, (3-)5-7-flowered; rachis and pedicels pubescent and sparsely glandular hairy; bracts ovate-orbicular, rarely oblong, 1.5-2 mm. Flowers bisexual; pedicel 2.5-4 mm. Calyx purple, glabrous; tube shallowly cupular to subpelviform; lobes erect, purple or red tinged yellowish green, spatulate-orbicular, 1.5-2.5 mm. Petals red or purple, subflabellate to obovate or square, sometimes subcuneate, 0.7-1.3 mm. Stamens subequaling petals. Ovary glabrous. Style stout, subequaling stamens, deeply divided for ca. 1/2 its length or more. Fruit red, ovoid, 0.7-1 cm in diam., glabrous. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Aug.

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    Plants 0.3-1 m. Stems straggling, ascending, or prostrate, glabrous or sparsely crisped-puberulent with scattered short-stipitate glands; spines at nodes absent; prickles on internodes absent. Leaves: petiole 3-6 cm, puberulent with stalked glands; blade pentagonal with nearly parallel sides, 3-5-lobed, cleft less than 1/2 to midrib, 2 middle sinuses deepest, to 8.5 cm, base broadly truncate to shallowly cordate, surfaces not glandular, ± hairy abaxially, glabrous adaxially, lateral lobes (directed forward), broadly triangular to ovate-triangular, margins coarsely bicrenate-dentate, apex acute. Inflorescences pendent, 6-13-flowered racemes, 3-5 cm, axis glabrous or sparsely pubescent, glands short-stipitate, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels jointed, 1-4 mm, short stipitate-glandular; bracts ovate-orbiculate to oblong, 1.5-2 mm, stipitate-glandular. Flowers: hypanthium dark reddish purple or greenish white and strongly purplish-maculate or tinged, saucer-shaped, to 1 mm, glabrous; sepals with adjacent lobes overlapping, spreading, greenish purple, cuneate-rhombic, 2 mm; petals widely separated, erect, reddish purple, spatulate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 1 mm; nectary disc prominent, reddish purple, 5-lobed, covering top of ovary; stamens nearly as long as petals; filaments linear, 0.2-0.5 mm, glabrous; anthers white, transversely oblong-cordate, 0.2-0.3 mm, apex shallowly notched (anther sacs almost adjacent); ovary glabrous; styles connate 1/3-3/4 their lengths, 1-1.2 mm, glabrous. Berries sour-tasting, red, ovoid, 6-10 mm, glabrous.

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    Unarmed straggling shrub; lvs glabrous to softly hairy beneath, broadly truncate to shallowly cordate at base, mostly 5-lobed, the lobes toothed from sinus to tip, the two middle sinuses the deepest, the lateral lobes direct forward; racemes drooping, the axis and pedicels (1–4 mm) often with short-stipitate glands; hypanthium above the ovary saucer-shaped, less than 1 mm; sep greenish-purple, broadly rhombic-ovate, 2 mm; pet cuneate, 1 mm, truncate or notched; fr red; 2n=16. Bogs and wet woods; Nf. to Alas., s. to N.J., Mich., Wis., Minn., and Alta.; n. Asia. June, July.

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    Flora of China @ efloras.orgGeneral Information

    Shrubs low, almost creeping, to 0.4 m tall, rarely erect to 0.8 m tall. Branchlets spreading, glabrous or puberulent when young, unarmed. Buds brown, ovoid, 4-6 mm, sparsely pubescent, apex acute. Petiole (1.5-)3-6 cm, puberulent, scattered stalked glandular; leaf blade reniform to orbicular-reniform, 3-6 × 4-7(-8) cm, glabrous or pubescent along veins abaxially, base shallowly cordate or subtruncate; lobes 3(-5), broadly triangular, margin coarsely sharply serrate, apex obtuse; terminal lobe slightly longer than lateral ones. Racemes pendent, lax, 2-4 cm, (3-)5-7-flowered; rachis and pedicels pubescent and sparsely glandular hairy; bracts ovate-orbicular, rarely oblong, 1.5-2 mm. Flowers bisexual; pedicel 2.5-4 mm. Calyx purple, glabrous; tube shallowly cupular to subpelviform; lobes erect, purple or red tinged yellowish green, spatulate-orbicular, 1.5-2.5 mm. Petals red or purple, subflabellate to obovate or square, sometimes subcuneate, 0.7-1.3 mm. Stamens subequaling petals. Ovary glabrous. Style stout, subequaling stamens, deeply divided for ca. 1/2 its length or more. Fruit red, ovoid, 0.7-1 cm in diam., glabrous. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Aug.

    Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern US and CanadaGeneral Information

    Unarmed straggling shrub; lvs glabrous to softly hairy beneath, broadly truncate to shallowly cordate at base, mostly 5-lobed, the lobes toothed from sinus to tip, the two middle sinuses the deepest, the lateral lobes direct forward; racemes drooping, the axis and pedicels (1–4 mm) often with short-stipitate glands; hypanthium above the ovary saucer-shaped, less than 1 mm; sep greenish-purple, broadly rhombic-ovate, 2 mm; pet cuneate, 1 mm, truncate or notched; fr red; 2n=16. Bogs and wet woods; Nf. to Alas., s. to N.J., Mich., Wis., Minn., and Alta.; n. Asia. June, July.

    Flora of North America @ efloras.orgGeneral Information

    Plants 0.3-1 m. Stems straggling, ascending, or prostrate, glabrous or sparsely crisped-puberulent with scattered short-stipitate glands; spines at nodes absent; prickles on internodes absent. Leaves: petiole 3-6 cm, puberulent with stalked glands; blade pentagonal with nearly parallel sides, 3-5-lobed, cleft less than 1/2 to midrib, 2 middle sinuses deepest, to 8.5 cm, base broadly truncate to shallowly cordate, surfaces not glandular, ± hairy abaxially, glabrous adaxially, lateral lobes (directed forward), broadly triangular to ovate-triangular, margins coarsely bicrenate-dentate, apex acute. Inflorescences pendent, 6-13-flowered racemes, 3-5 cm, axis glabrous or sparsely pubescent, glands short-stipitate, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels jointed, 1-4 mm, short stipitate-glandular; bracts ovate-orbiculate to oblong, 1.5-2 mm, stipitate-glandular. Flowers: hypanthium dark reddish purple or greenish white and strongly purplish-maculate or tinged, saucer-shaped, to 1 mm, glabrous; sepals with adjacent lobes overlapping, spreading, greenish purple, cuneate-rhombic, 2 mm; petals widely separated, erect, reddish purple, spatulate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 1 mm; nectary disc prominent, reddish purple, 5-lobed, covering top of ovary; stamens nearly as long as petals; filaments linear, 0.2-0.5 mm, glabrous; anthers white, transversely oblong-cordate, 0.2-0.3 mm, apex shallowly notched (anther sacs almost adjacent); ovary glabrous; styles connate 1/3-3/4 their lengths, 1-1.2 mm, glabrous. Berries sour-tasting, red, ovoid, 6-10 mm, glabrous.

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Wild red currant, gadellier amer

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    Flora of China @ efloras.org
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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    '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.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Grossulariaceae
    https://powo.science.kew.org/
    World Flora Online Data. 2022.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern US and Canada
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    Vahliaceae
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    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
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