Taxon: Ribes cereum Douglas

Genus: Ribes
  Subgenus: Ribes
    Section: Cerophyllum
Family: Grossulariaceae
Nomen number: 31785
Place of publication: Trans. Hort. Soc. London 7:512. 1830
Name Verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 64 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • squaw currant  (Source: F Utah) - English
  • wax currant  (Source: F Utah) - English
  • Wüsten-Johannisbeere  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Krussmann; Zander Ency)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of black currant (fide Genetica 33:22. 1962)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Dorn, R. D. Manual of the vascular plants of Wyoming. 1977 (F Wyom)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Harrington, H. Manual of the plants of Colorado. 1954 (F Colo)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Keep, E. 1962. Interspecific hybridization in Ribes (Genetica) 33:22.
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. 1977 (Atlas GPlains)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. 1993 (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Ribes cereum Douglas :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image