Ribes uva-crispa


Sp. Pl. 1: 201. 1753 ,.

Common names: European gooseberry groseillier épineux
Synonyms: Ribes grossularia Linnaeus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 42. Mentioned on page 10, 12.

Plants 1–1.5 m. Stems erect, pubescent; spines at nodes 3, 5–10 mm; prickles on internodes present, scattered. Leaves: petiole 1–2 cm, pubescent; blade pentangular, 3–5-lobed, deeply cleft, 2–5 cm, base cordate to broad-cuneate, surfaces pubescent, lobes obtuse, margins crenulate-dentate, apex obtuse. Inflorescences spreading, solitary flowers or 2–3-flowered racemes, 1–3 cm, axis glabrous or sparsely lanate and stipitate-glandular, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels not jointed, 2–4 mm, glabrous or sparsely lanate; bracts ovate, 1–3 mm, sparsely lanate, sparsely stipitate-glandular. Flowers: hypanthium greenish, short-campanulate, 4–6 mm, pubescent; sepals not overlapping, spreading, greenish abaxially, pink adaxially, strap-shaped, 5–7 mm; petals not connivent, erect, white, ovate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 2–3 mm; nectary disc not prominent; stamens 2 times longer than petals; filaments linear, 4–6 mm, glabrous; anthers cream, oblong-oval, 1–2 mm, apex rounded; ovary sparsely hairy; styles connate to tip, ca. 6 mm, villous in proximal 1/2. Berries very palatable, greenish, ovoid, 10–20 mm, softly bristled.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Thickets, fields, roadsides, other anthropogenic habitats
Elevation: 0-2500 m


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Introduced; Nfld. and Labr., Ont., Que., Conn., Del., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Pa., S.Dak., Vt., W.Va., Wis., w, c Europe (including Great Britain), n Africa, introduced also in n Europe (including Ireland), Atlantic Islands (Iceland).


Culinary forms of gooseberry have been bred from Ribes uva-crispa.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Nancy R. Morin +
Linnaeus +
European gooseberry +  and groseillier épineux +
Nfld. and Labr. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.Dak. +, Vt. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, w +, c Europe (including Great Britain) +, n Africa +, introduced also in n Europe (including Ireland) +  and Atlantic Islands (Iceland). +
0-2500 m +
Thickets, fields, roadsides, other anthropogenic habitats +
Flowering Mar–Apr. +
Introduced +
Ribes grossularia +
Ribes uva-crispa +
species +