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Taxon: Ribes aureum Pursh

Genus: Ribes subgenus: Ribes section: Symphocalyx
Family: Grossulariaceae
Nomen number: 31779
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:164. 1813
Comment: for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Dec-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 8 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • buffalo currant   (Source: Dict Gard [as R. odoratum]) – English   [Ribes aureum var. villosum]
  • buffalo currant   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • clove currant   (Source: Dict Gard [as R. odoratum]) – English   [Ribes aureum var. villosum]
  • gadellier doré   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Ribes aureum var. aureum]
  • golden currant   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • golden currant   (Source: Intermt F ) – English   [Ribes aureum var. aureum]
  • Missouri currant   (Source: Dict Gard [as R. odoratum]) – English   [Ribes aureum var. villosum]
  • gadellier doré   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • groseillier doré   (Source: Zander Ency [as R. odoratum]) – French   [Ribes aureum var. villosum]
  • Gold-Johannisbeere   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Ribes aureum var. aureum]
  • Goldjohannisbeere   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • wohlriechende Johannisbeere   (Source: Zander Ency [as R. odoratum]) – German   [Ribes aureum var. villosum]
  • doftrips   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Ribes aureum var. villosum]
  • gullrips   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for gooseberry   (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Gene sources: potential graft stock for red currant   (fide Acta Hort 585:595. 2002)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of black currant   (based on sterile hybrids with Ribes nigrum fide Pl Breed Rev 29:152. 2007)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario [s.], Quebec [s.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta [s.], Saskatchewan [s.w.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa [w.], Kansas, Minnesota [s.w.], Missouri [s.], Nebraska, North Dakota [w.], Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon [e. & c.], Washington [e. & c.], Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia [s.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [n.]; Uzbekistan

  • exact native range obscure




Check other web resources for Ribes aureum Pursh:


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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.
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