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|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Ribes rubrum, Linn. (R. Schlechtendalii, Lange. R. sylvestre, Syme. R. scandicum, Hedl.). Northern Red Currant. Shrub, to 6 ft.: young growth usually glabrous: lvs. truncate, rarely subcordate, 3-5-lobed, usually nearly glabrous, to 5 in. across: racemes usually spreading; pedicels short; bracts very small; fls. greenish or brownish; calyx-tube saucer-shaped, without prominent ring inside; anthers with contiguous cells: fr. usually red, juicy, the dried remnants of the fl. circular at the base. Cent. and N. Eu. N.Asia. Var. pubescens, Swartz. Young shoots slightly pubescent: lvs. pubescent beneath: racemes shorter; fls. brown or pinkish: fr. small. N. Eu. Var. glabellum, Trautv. & Mey. Young branchlets and lvs. glabrous: fls. larger, pink or brownish red: fr. larger. N. Asia.—R. rubrum is rare in cult. outside of the gardens of N. Eu. where forms with red, pink or whitish frs. are grown. Besides R. Houghtonianum, mentioned under the preceding species, two other crosses of R. rubrum are known: R. pallidum, Otto. & Dietr. (R. rubrum X R. petraeum), and R. holosericeum, Otto & Dietr. (R. rubrum X R. petraeum var. caucasicum).
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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