Ribes humile

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Swamp currant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes
Species: R. humile
Binomial name
Ribes humile
Jancz. [1]

Ribes humile, (ai cu li in Chinese, meaning swamp currant) is a tufted, dioecious shrub native to China, namely in Sichuan province. It is found along the sides of roads in montane woods and thickets, at 1000–3300 meters above sea-level.[2]

Minute flowers arrive in May through June; hairless, red, globular fruits forming in July to August.[2]


  1. ^  Collected by E.H.Wilson in June 1908, on rocks at 2100 meters; from Banlan Shan in Sichuan province, west of Guan Xian; and originally described and published in Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie : Classe des Sciences Mathematiques et Naturelles 1910: 73, f. 3. "Name - Ribes humile Jancz.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. (1994-). "Ribes humile". Flora of China (English edition). eFloras. p. 448. Retrieved August 1, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)