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Ribes nigrum L.
European black currant

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Ceriospora ribis @ BPI (3)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (5)

Diplodia ribis @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta grossulariae @ 352503B (1); 352503A (1); BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis ribicola @ BPI (1)
Chlamydomonadaceae  Sphaerella grossulariae @ BPI (4)
Coleosporiaceae  Coleosporium jonesii @ BPI (1)
Corticiaceae  Corticium lacteum @ BPI (1)
Cronartiaceae  Cronartium occidentale @ BPI (20)

Cronartium ribicola @ BPI (594)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium curvatum @ BPI (2)

Gloeosporium ribis @ BPI (4)

Mollisia caespiticia @ BPI (1)

Pseudopeziza ribis @ BPI (5)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe strumella @ BPI (2)
Dothioraceae  Kabatiella ribis @ BPI (1)

Plowrightia ribesia @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Phyllactinia corylea @ BPI (1)

Sphaerotheca mors-uvae @ BPI (5)
Glomerellaceae  Glomerella cingulata @ BPI (1)
Helicinidae  Hendersonia gigantispora @ BPI (1)
Helotiaceae  Scleroderris ribesia @ BPI (1)

Scleroderris ribis @ BPI (1)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora ribesii-purpureae @ BPI (1)
Meruliaceae  Mycoleptodon fimbriatus @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella aurea @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella grossulariae @ BPI (14)

Mycosphaerella ribis @ BPI (1)

Septoria aurea @ BPI (1)

Septoria ribis @ 384309B (1); 384309A (1); BPI (33)
Nectriaceae  Nectria berolinensis @ BPI (4)

Nectria cinnabarina @ BPI (3)

Nectria ribis @ BPI (1)

Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (2)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria coniothyrium @ BPI (1)
Pleurotaceae  Pleurotus applicatus @ BPI (1)
Polystomellaceae  Dothidella ribesia @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia caricina @ BPI (6)

Puccinia caricis @ BPI (11)

Puccinia grossulariae @ BPI (6)

Puccinia ribesii-caricis @ BPI (5)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis vulgaris @ BPI (2)

Sclerotinia fuckeliana @ BPI (1)
Ulvaceae  Solenia anomala @ BPI (1)
_  Agyriella nitida @ BPI (1)

Ascochyta ribesia @ 372288A (1); 372288B (1); 372290B (1); 372290C (1); 372286C (1); 372286B (1); 372290A (1); 372286A (1); BPI (2)

Ascochyta ribis @ BPI (1)

Ascochytella grossulariae @ BPI (1)

Cytosporina ribis @ BPI (1)

Mastomyces friesii @ 375288B (1); 375288A (1); BPI (3)

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Ribes nigrum L.
European black currant

General Information
Symbol: RINI
Group: Dicot
Family: Grossulariaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Grossulariaceae – Currant family
Genus Ribes L. – currant
Species Ribes nigrum L. – European black currant

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Michigan Ribes
currant, gooseberry Plant pest 1
1 planting of currants and gooseberries in certain parts of the State of Michigan is prohibited

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8. Ribes nigrum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 201. 1753.

Garden black currant, gadellier noir

Plants 1-2 m. Stems erect, glandular and puberulent or nearly glabrous; spines at nodes absent; prickles on internodes absent. Leaves: petiole 1-4 cm, pubescent, sometimes with longer setose hairs basally; blade reniform, 3-5-lobed, cleft nearly to midrib, 5-10 cm, base cordate, surfaces with shiny, resinous glands, lobes broadly ovate, margins irregularly serrate, apex acute. Inflorescences pendent, 4-10-flowered racemes, 3-5 cm, axis pubescent, flowers evenly spaced. Pedicels jointed, 2-10 mm, glabrous or finely pubescent to lanate; bracts ovate, 0.5-2 mm, pubescent. Flowers: hypanthium green, cup-shaped or short-campanulate, 3-4 mm, densely pubescent or tomentose; sepals not overlapping, reflexed, greenish or pinkish abaxially, suffused with purple adaxially, oblong, 5-7 mm; petals nearly connivent, erect, white to reddish, bluntly deltate, not conspicuously revolute or inrolled, 1.5-3 mm; nectary disc prominent, green or purplish, circular, covering ovary; stamens slightly longer than petals; filaments linear, 2-2.5 mm, glabrous with some glands; anthers white, sagittate, 1 mm, apex blunt; ovary pubescent, sessile-glandular; styles connate nearly to stigmas, 3 mm, very finely hairy. Berries sweet-tasting, black, globose, 12-15 mm, glabrous with some sessile glands.

Flowering May-Jun. Wet meadows, disturbed streamsides, anthropogenic habitats; 100-300 m; introduced; N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que.; Conn., Ill., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Vt., Wis.; Eurasia.

Ribes nigrum is the source of the cultivated black currant. It has a strong, unpleasant odor.

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Ribes nigrum
Ribes nigrum
European Black Currant
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Ribes nigrum
Ribes nigrum
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Black Currant
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Ribes nigrum
Ribes nigrum
Black Currant
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© 2018 Zoya Akulova

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