41. Ribes heterotrichum Meyer in Ledebour, Fl. Altaic. 1: 270. 1829.
圆叶茶藨子 yuan ye cha biao zi
Ribes orientale Desfontaines var. heterotrichum (Meyer) Janczewski.
Shrubs dioecious, 1-1.5 m tall. Branchlets stout, angled, puberulent then glabrescent, unarmed. Buds ovoid-lanceolate to oblong, 4-5 mm, apex acute; scales brown, 1-veined, margin sparsely shortly glandular hairy. Petiole 5-10 mm, puberulent; leaf blade suborbicular, 1-3 cm, glabrous or margin ciliate, rarely sparsely viscid glandular, base broadly cuneate to truncate; lobes 3(-5), margin coarsely obtusely dentate, apex obtuse or acute; terminal lobe subequaling lateral ones. Racemes erect, male ones 2-5 cm, female ones 2-3 cm, 6-10-flowered; rachis and pedicels pubescent, sometimes sparsely shortly stalked glandular; bracts ovate-lanceolate to oblong, 4-5 mm, 1-veined, margin sparsely glandular hairy. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Calyx purple or brownish red, glabrous or puberulent; tube shallowly cupular, 1.5-2.2 mm; lobes erect, ovate, 2-2.5 mm. Petals subflabellate. Stamens slightly longer than petals. Ovary glabrous. Style 2-lobed. Fruit red or red-yellow, sweet tasting, globose, 0.4-0.6 cm, glabrous. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.
Thickets on rocky mountain slopes, ravines, streamsides; 1200-2500 m. N Xinjiang [Mongolia, Russia].