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7. Ribes himalense Decne. in Jacquem. Voy. Ind. 66, tab. 77. 1844. (Fig. 3, A-D).

Vern.: ‘Karan’.


Botany Department, Gordon College, Rawalpindi-Pakistan

Ribes himalense

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • 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, incisoserrate, 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.

    A-8 Gilgit Agency: Naltar Camp, 10,000 ft., R.R. Stewart 26577 (RAW), Barpu glacier, Nagar, 14,000 ft., Biscoe 29 (RAW), B-7 Hazara: Kaghan, J.F. Duthie s.n. 12.7.1899 (K, RAW), Swat: Kalam, R.R. Stewart 24686 (RAW), Sho-Nala, 8000-9000 ft., R.R. Stewart & A. Rahman 25201 (RAW) , Above Utrot, 8-9000 ft., R.R. Stewart & A. Rahman, s.n.27.7.1953(RAW), Babusar village, c. 13,000 ft., M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 2744 (RAW) , B-8 Baltistan: Upper Satpura Nullah, 13-14,000 ft., R.R. Stewart 20247 (RAW), id., M.A. Siddiqi, Y. Nasir & Zaffar Ali 4112 (RAW), B-9 Kashmir: Kamri Pass, 9300-10,000- ft., E.Nasir & G.L.Webster 6254 (RAW), Chogolisa glacier, 12,000 ft., E. Nasir & G.L. Webster 6154 (RAW) , Chogolisa glacier, 12,000 ft., E. Nasir & G.L. Webster 6254 (RAW), Thalle La, 12000-13000 ft., R.R. Stewart 2081 (RAW), Karakorum, Raja Bashir s.n. 1962 (RAW), C-7 Hazara: Changla Gali, R.R. Stewart 305,9582 (RAW), id., Mohindar Nath 318 (RAW).

    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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