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Taxon: Ribes nigrum L. var. sibiricum W. Wolf

Genus: Ribes subgenus: Ribes section: Botrycarpum
Family: Grossulariaceae
Nomen number: 316071
Place of publication: Mitt. Deutsch. Dendrol. Ges. 34:331. 1924
Name verified on: 15-May-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

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Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for black currant   (fide Currants Gooseb Jost 21. 2005)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of black currant   (based on its affinities to cultivated European black currant Ribes nigrum fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 180. 2008)

Distributional range:

    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia [s.], Western Siberia [s.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [mts.]


  • Barney, D. L. & K. E. Hummer. 2005. Currants, gooseberries, and jostaberries: a guide for growers, marketers, and researchers in North America.
  • Brennan, R. & J. Graham. 2009. Improving fruit quality in Rubus and Ribes through breeding. Funct. Pl. Sci. Biotechnol. 3(special issue 1):22–29.
  • Brennan, R. M. 2008. Chapter 6. Currants and gooseberries. Pp. 177–196 in: Hancock, J. F., ed., Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics.
  • Hummer, K. E. & D. L. Barney. 2002. Currants. HortTechnol. 12:377–387.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation). [mentions].



  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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