Taxon: Ribes rubrum L.

Genus: Ribes
  Subgenus: Ribes
    Section: Ribes
Family: Grossulariaceae
Nomen number: 31860
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:200. 1753
Comment: non Ribes rubrum auct. nonn. (= R. spicatum E. Robson)
Name Verified on: 27-Nov-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 203 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • common currant  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • garden currant  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • red currant  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • red garden currant  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • white currant  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • ribs  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Danish
  • groseillier à grappes  (Source: Mansf Ency) - French
  • groseillier commun  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • groseillier rouge  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Ribisel  (Source: Mansf Ency) - German
  • rote Johannisbeere  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • weiße Johannisbeere  (Source: Mansf Ency) - German
  • ribes rosso  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Italian
  • ribisi  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Italian
  • aka-suguri  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • fusa-suguri  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • grosellero común  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • grosellero rojo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • röda vinbär  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish
  • hong cha biao zi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • smorodina krasnaâ  (Source: F Baltic) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Cornucopia, as Ribes sativum)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of red currant (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 181. 2008)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of black currant (sterile hybrids with R. nigrum produced fide Pl Breed Rev 29:152. 2007)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    • :
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy; Romania; Slovenia

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in temperate regions


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