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14. Ribes odoratum Wendland in Bartling & Wendland, Beitr. Bot. 2: 15. 1825.

香茶藨子 xiang cha biao zi

Chrysobotrya odorata (Wendland) Rydberg; Coreosma longifolia Lunell; C. odorata (Wendland) Nieuwland; Ribes fragrans Loddiges (1830), not Pallas (1797).

Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Branchlets pubescent when young, glabrescent, unarmed. Buds brown to purplish brown, ovoid to narrowly so, 5-7 × 3-4 mm, pubescent, apex obtuse or acute. Petiole (0.5-)1-2 cm, pubescent; leaf blade obovate to orbicular-reniform, 2-5 cm, pubescent and glandular, later glabrescent, base cuneate, rarely subrounded or truncate; lobes 3-5, margin coarsely obtusely dentate, apex obtuse; terminal lobe equaling or slightly longer than lateral ones. Racemes often nodding, 2-5 cm, 5-10-flowered; rachis and pedicels pubescent; bracts ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 5-7 mm, pubescent. Flowers bisexual, fragrant. Calyx yellow, glabrous; tube sometimes slightly greenish, cylindric, 12-15 × 1.5-2.5 mm; lobes spreading or reflexed, oblong to spatulate, 5-7 mm. Petals pinkish, subspatulate to broadly obovate, 2.5-3.5 mm, glabrous. Stamens shorter than or equaling petals; anthers oblong. Ovary glabrous. Style 11-14 mm, entire or green stigma 2-lobed. Fruit black, globose to broadly ellipsoid, 0.8-1 cm, glabrous. Fl. May, fr. Jul-Aug.

Cultivated as an ornamental. Heilongjiang, Liaoning, probably elsewhere in NE China [native to North America].


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