51. Ribes maximowiczii Batalin, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 11: 487. 1890.
华西茶藨子 hua xi cha biao zi
Ribes jessoniae Stapf.
Shrubs dioecious, 2-3 m tall. Branchlets stout, densely villous, stalked glandular, unarmed. Buds purple-brown, oblong-ovoid, 4-7 mm, pubescent, apex acute. Petiole 3-4 cm, villous and glandular hairy; leaf blade broadly ovate, 6-10 × 4.5-9 cm, abaxially villous, adaxially scattered pubescent, base shallowly cordate; lobes 3(-5), triangular-ovate, margin irregularly obtusely dentate or doubly dentate; terminal lobe much longer than lateral ones, apex acuminate; lateral lobes acute at apex. Racemes erect, male ones dense, 7-15 cm, 15-30-flowered, female ones 4-10 cm, fewer flowered; rachis and pedicels densely villous and long stalked glandular; bracts lanceolate, 6-8 mm, villous, margin sparsely ciliate. Pedicel 2-4 mm. Calyx yellowish green, slightly tinged red, villous and long glandular hairy; tube shallowly cupular to saucer-shaped, 1.5-2 mm; lobes ovate-orbicular to obovate, ca. 3 mm. Petals subflabellate, ca. 1 mm. Stamens somewhat longer than petals. Ovary globose, villous and long glandular hairy. Style 2-lobed. Fruit red or tinged yellow, ovoid-globose, 0.7-1 cm in diam., densely villous and long stalked glandular. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug.
* Forests or thickets in mountain valleys; 2500-3000 m. E Gansu, E Shaanxi.