|R. thacherianum growing in Escondido, California|
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Ribes thacherianum, with the common name Santa Cruz gooseberry, or Santa Cruz Island gooseberry, is an uncommon species of currant.
Ribes thacherianum is an erect shrub growing to a maximum height around 2.5 meters. The stems are coated in soft light hairs and bristles, and many of the stem nodes bear hard spines. The leaves are 2 to 3 centimeters long and shallowly divided into five dully toothed lobes.
The inflorescence is made up of one or two flowers. Each flower has five reflexed pink sepals around a tube made up of smaller white petals. The stamens and stigmas protrude from the corolla. The fruit is a purple berry about 7 millimeters wide which is covered densely in bristles and hairs.
- In: Aliso. A series of papers on the native plants of California 4: 92. 1958. "Plant Name Details for Ribes thacherianum". IPNI. Retrieved July 21, 2010. "Notes: R. menziesii var. thacherianum"
- Treated as Ribes menziesii variety thacherianum, this species was first described and published in A Flora of California 2: 156. 1936 "Plant Name Details for Ribes menziesii var. thacherianum". IPNI. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Ribes thacherianum
- USDA Plants Profilel Ribes thacherianum
- Flora of North America; v
- California Native Plant Society Rare Plant Profile: Ribes thacherianum
- Ribes thacherianum - Photo gallery
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