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Ribes odoratum Wendl.f. in Bertl and Wendl.f.Beitr. 2:15. 1825. L.H. Bailey, Stand. Cyclopl Hort. 5:2958.1917.
        = Ribes aureum

Vern.: ‘Karan’.

  • Ribes emodense Rehd.
  • Ribes rubrum auct.non.L.: Hook.f., and Thoms.

    Erect- shrub, 3 m tall. Branches glabrous. Leaves 4-7.5 cm long, 2-7 cm broad, cordate, 3-5-lobed, lobes usually acute or acuminate, inciso¬serrate, basal nerves 3-5; petioles red, 4-8 cm long; fimbriate at the base. Racemes 5-15 cm long, many-flowered, pubescent. Bracts minute, ovate, shorter than the petals. Flowers bisexual, greenish yellow, 7-8 mm long. Calyx tube 4-5 mm long, glabrous, lobes 2-3 mm long, obovate-oblong, obtuse. Petals c. 2 mm long, spathulate. Stamens as long as the petals; anthers small, shorter than the filaments. Style undivided. Berries black, 5 mm in diameter.

    Fl. Per.: May July.

    Type: N. slopes of Pir Panjal (Pirpenjal) below 3000 m., Jacquemont.

    Very common in NW Himalayas, from 2400-4000 m. Berries are edible and are sold as currants for making jams, puddings and cakes etc.


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