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Taxon: Ribes aureum Pursh var. villosum DC.

Genus: Ribes subgenus: Ribes section: Symphocalyx
Family: Grossulariaceae
Nomen number: 405086
Place of publication: Prodr. 3:483. 1828
Name verified on: 22-May-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 28 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘RIBES’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • buffalo currant   (Source: Dict Gard [as R. odoratum]) – English
  • clove currant   (Source: Dict Gard [as R. odoratum]) – English
  • Missouri currant   (Source: Dict Gard [as R. odoratum]) – English
  • groseillier doré   (Source: Zander Ency [as R. odoratum]) – French
  • wohlriechende Johannisbeere   (Source: Zander Ency [as R. odoratum]) – German
  • doftrips   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Krussmann, as R. odoratum)
  • Human food: fruit   (fide Cornucopia, as Ribes odoratum)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for black currant   (fide Eur Gard F, as R. odoratum)

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
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, 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, Montana, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Tennessee
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part
    United States [also cult.]

  • exact native range obscure



Check other web resources for Ribes aureum Pursh var. villosum DC.:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Ribes aureum var. villosum cultivars


  • 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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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: (26 November 2015)

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