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Taxon: Ribes aureum Pursh var. villosum DC.

Genus: Ribes
Subgenus: Ribes
Section: Symphocalyx
Family: Grossulariaceae
Nomen number: 405086
Place of publication: Prodr. 3:483. 1828
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/153285
Name Verified on: 22-May-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 33 (28 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • buffalo currant   - English
  • buffalo currant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • clove currant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Missouri currant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • groseillier doré  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • gadellier du Missouri   - French (Canada)
  • wohlriechende Johannisbeere  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • doftrips  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (of ornamental interest for aroma of its flowers)
  • Harmful organism host:
  • Human food: fruit (as Ribes odoratum)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa (w.), Kansas, Minnesota (s.w.), Missouri (s.), Nebraska, North Dakota (w.), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Montana, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas, Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]


    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part [European part]

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States (also cult.)


    Northern America
    • United States (e.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora. Note: mentions
  3. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 128.
  4. Diggs, G. M., Jr. et al. 1999. Shinner's and Mahler's illustrated flora of North Central Texas.
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). Note: = Ribes odoratum
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 Note: = Ribes odoratum "Wendland f. ex Bartling & Wendland f."
  9. Hummer, K. E. & D. L. Barney. 2002. Currants. HortTechnol. 12:377-387.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Ribes odoratum J. C. Wendl.
  11. Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller. 1955. Vascular plants of Illinois. Note: = Ribes odoratum J. C. Wendl.
  12. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  13. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976) Note: = Ribes odoratum J. C. Wendl.
  14. Lufman, M. 2000. Canadian breeding program for White Pine Blister resistance in black currants. HortTechnol. 10:555-556. Note: as Ribes odoratum
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Wilson, A. W. et al. 2014. First report of the White Pine Blister Rust fungus, Cronartium ribicola, on Ribes odoratum in Indiana. Pl. Dis. 98:277. Note: this study reports this variety as "Ribes odoratum", an alternate host for the fungus Cronartium ribicola, a pathogen for pine trees
  17. Yatskievych, G. & J. Turner. 1990. Catalogue of the flora of Missouri. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 37. Note: = Ribes odoratum J. C. Wendl.

Check other web resources for Ribes aureum Pursh var. villosum DC. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?405086. Accessed 22 November 2019.