Taxon  Report   7148    
Ribes velutinum  Greene
Desert gooseberry
Ribes velutinum
© 2010 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Ribes velutinum
© 2013 Steve Matson
Ribes velutinum
© 2014 Steve Matson
Ribes velutinum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Ribes velutinum
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Ribes
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ribes velutinum var. gooddingii
ICPN: Ribes glanduliferum
ICPN: Ribes velutinum var. velutinum
More information about  Ribes velutinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).