Ribes victoris

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Victor's gooseberry
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes
R. victoris
Binomial name
Ribes victoris
  • Grossularia victoris (Greene) Coville & Britton
  • Ribes menziesii forma victoris (Greene) Hoover
  • Ribes menziesii var. victoris (Greene) Jancz.
  • Ribes greeneianum A. Heller

Ribes victoris is an uncommon North American species of currant known by the common name Victor's gooseberry. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the chaparral and woods of canyons in the San Francisco Bay Area and counties to the north, as far as Humboldt County.[4][5]

Ribes victorisis an erect shrub growing up to two meters (80 inches) in height, its stem coated in sticky glandular hairs and some bristles, with spines occurring at nodes. The hairy, glandular leaves are divided into a few lobes which are lined with teeth. The inflorescence is made up of one or two flowers hanging from the branches. Each flower has five reflexed sepals which are white with a pink blush at the bases around a central corolla of white petals. The whitish stamens and stigmas protrude from the center. The fruit is a yellow berry about a centimeter wide which is covered in glandular bristles.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Plant Name Details for Ribes victoris". IPNI. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Tropicos, Ribes victoris Greene
  3. ^ The Plant List, Ribes victoris var. greenianum (A. Heller) Jeps.
  4. ^ Biota of North America, Ribes victoris Greene, 1888. Victor’s gooseberry
  5. ^ Calflora taxon report, University of California, Ribes victoris E. Greene, Victor's gooseberry
  6. ^ Flora of North America, Ribes victoris
  7. ^ Greene, Edward Lee 1888. Pittonia 1(15): 224–225

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