sole genus of family GROSSULARIA
Ribes sanguineumThe blood currant originates in the northwestern United States. Unarmed deciduous shrub up to 2m in height, or pentalobadas trilobed leaves, herbs, covered with a mat of white hairs on the underside, tubular-bell-shaped flowers pink or purple, usually dark, and about 10 mm long. The fruit is black, 8 mm, edible but not tasty. It blooms in spring. It is grown for ornamental use because of their flowers or to form hedges.
In Spain appears in the Northwest, Galicia y Asturias.
Ribes rubrumSee proper articles:
Ribes nigrumSee proper article:
Ribes aureumThe golden currant s of U.S. origin (Canada and USA). Unarmed deciduous shrub between 30cm and 1.8 m, tri or pentalobulated leaves, bright green, trumpet-shaped flowers of golden yellow fruits of black or blackish purple when mature, with yellow or red when green, edible. It blooms in spring. Culinary use has changed: the fruits are sweet and used in North America in jellies, jams and ice cream are a nut dried usual in Indian cooking buffalo meat pies called pemmican and used as feed travel, also are edible flowers.
Ribes alpinumThe Alpine redcurrant is of European origin. It breeds among the rocks on the rocky hillsides and in forest clearings fresh, preferably on limestone, at elevations above 2000m. Highly branched deciduous shrub, 0.5 to 1.5 m but generally stunted, twisted branches, short and ashy gray bark. Small leaves, 2 to 6 cm, alternate, palmately cleft of 5 (sometimes 6) lobes, scalloped, heart-shaped with a short stalk and hairy. The flowers are tiny, greenish-yellow, in clusters short and rights, covered with hair shaft glandulifera. The fruit is a petite red berry, of a sweetish taste bland. It blooms in spring. Use in cooking, preserves and jams, is less than that of red currant being of inferior quality; in gardening mode is used to form hedges and ornamental.
In Spain grows in the half North, Cordillera Cantábrica, Pirineos, Sierra de Cazorla y Sierra Nevada.
Ribes petraeumThe stone redcurrant comes from Europe, Asia and N. Africa. Is grown in rain forests cleared (beech, fir, pine) or fresh rocks (hence the name) and dark at an altitude of 1200m. Its leaves are larger than common redcurrant, and bunches of flowers, the flower is bell-shaped, the fruit is rough and is grouped into large clusters. Not used for cooking, and mountain location does not facilitate its use for gardening.
In Spain grows in the North, Galicia, los Ancares, Pirineos, Cordillera Cantábrica, Picos de Urbión y Sierra del Moncayo.
Ribes uva-crispaSee proper article: