Ribes viburnifolium A. Gray

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ribes viburnifolium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ribes/ribes-viburnifolium/). Accessed 2020-10-27.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ribes viburnifolium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ribes/ribes-viburnifolium/). Accessed 2020-10-27.

An evergreen unarmed shrub 7 or 8 ft high against a wall; young shoots slightly downy at first, with numerous resin-glands. Leaves ovate or oval, 34 to 134 in. long, 12 to 114 in. wide, rounded at the base, blunt at the apex, coarsely toothed, glossy and glabrous above, almost or quite devoid of down beneath, but thickly sown with resin-dots which emit a very pleasant turpentine-like odour when rubbed; stalk downy, 18 to 16 in. long. Flowers 13 in. across, produced in April in erect racemes about 1 in. long, terminating short, densely leafy shoots; dull rose-coloured, the sepals spreading. Fruits oval, red, 13 in. long. Bot. Mag., t. 8094.

Native of Lower California and Santa Catalina Island; introduced to Kew in 1897 but is no longer there. A remarkably distinct species, of little beauty, but interesting for its evergreen aromatically scented leaves. It is tender.

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