Taxon  Report   7148 
Ribes velutinum  E. Greene
Desert gooseberry
Ribes velutinum
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Ribes velutinum
© 2013 Steve Matson
Ribes velutinum
© 2014 Steve Matson
Ribes velutinum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ribes velutinum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Ribes
Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Ribes velutinum var. gooddingii
More information about  Ribes velutinum
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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