Ribes rotundifolium

ClassificationDicots
FamilyGrossulariaceae
Family (Traditional)Grossulariaceae
GenusRibes
Species:Ribes rotundifolium Michx.
Common NameAppalachian Gooseberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: Yes; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4; Stamen Number: 5
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (TN), Grainger (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 1964

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100458122 Campbell Kentucky 25 Jun 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr., Glenn W. Murphy
4258
EKY
Ribes rotundifolium
UCHT014545 Tennessee
UCHT
Ribes rotundifolium
UCHT014544 Tennessee
UCHT
Ribes rotundifolium
HTTU012970 Anderson Kentucky
HTTU
Ribes rotundifolium
HTTU021080 Anderson Kentucky
HTTU
Ribes rotundifolium
ETSU018174 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Ribes rotundifolium
ETSU018173 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Ribes rotundifolium
ETSU018170 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Ribes rotundifolium
ETSU018171 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Ribes rotundifolium
ETSU018169 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Ribes rotundifolium
ETSU018172 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Ribes rotundifolium
HTTU012971 Anderson Kentucky
HTTU
Ribes rotundifolium
UCHT014557 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113465 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113464 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113643 Campbell Kentucky
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113463 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113461 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113460 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
UCHT014543 Carter Tennessee
UCHT
Ribes rotundifolium
APSC0003256 Carter Tennessee 19 Jul 1964 Ken Roger and Wayne Chester
297
APSC
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113466 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
TENN-V-0113462 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Ribes rotundifolium
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Plant Photos

Ribes rotundifolium - Dwayne Estes
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Ribes rotundifolium - Dwayne Estes
Ribes rotundifolium - Dwayne Estes
Ribes rotundifolium - Dwayne Estes
Ribes rotundifolium - Dwayne Estes
Ribes rotundifolium - Dwayne Estes