Title: Ribes L.: currant, gooseberry
Author: Pfister, Robert D.; Sloan, John P.;
Source: In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The woody plant seed manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 961-968.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: The currant and gooseberry genus - Ribes - includes about 150 species of deciduous, (rarely) evergreen, shrubs that grow in the colder and temperate parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The unarmed species are commonly called currants; the prickly species are gooseberries. Of the more important species for which seed data are available, 16 are native to the United States and 1 was introduced from Europe (table 1). These species generally occur as rather low-growing shrubs, although 3 species can attain heights of 3 to 4 m (table 2).
Keywords: Ribes L., currant, gooseberry
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Pfister, Robert D.; Sloan, John P. 2008. Ribes L.: currant, gooseberry. In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The woody plant seed manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 961-968.
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