Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12228 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ribes montigenum McClatchie
Common name   gooseberry currant
J.G. Harris   4266  
Coll. Date 03 July 2006 
United States
White Pine County
Locality Schell Creek Mountains, summit and nearby ridges of South Schell Peak.
     Elev.: 11733 ft. (3577 m.)
Habitat Notes quartzite ledges, scree, alpine tundra community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 20'  11" N, 114° 36'  0.01" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ribes montigenum McClatchie

     Limnobotrya montigena (McClatchie) Rydb.
     Ribes lacustre var. molle Gray
     Ribes lentum (M.E. Jones) Coville & Rose
     Ribes nubigenum McClatchie

Common Name(s): alpine prickly currant, gooseberry currant, gooseberry current, mountain gooseberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=24486, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Grossulariaceae
                                    Genus: Ribes
                                        Species: Ribes montigenum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12201 Aconitum columbianum      "western monkshood" 1.8 mi. NE
12211 Androsace septentrionalis      "pygmy-flowered rockjasmine" 2992 ft. NE
12222 Antennaria corymbosa      "flat-top pussytoes" same section
12208 Aquilegia coerulea      "Colorado columbine" 2992 ft. NE
12198 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1.8 mi. NE
12215 Artemisia michauxiana      "Michaux's wormwood" 2992 ft. NE
12220 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
12213 Boechera lemmonii     2992 ft. NE
12203 Cardamine breweri  var. breweri   "Brewer's bittercress" 1.8 mi. NE
12205 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1.8 mi. NE
12242 Carex phaeocephala      "dunhead sedge" same section
12224 Castilleja nana      "dwarf alpine paintbrush" same section
12235 Cymopterus hendersonii      "Henderson's rock parsley" same section
12225 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
12217 Draba densifolia      "dense-leaf whitlow-cress" same section
12238 Draba oligosperma      "few-seeded whitlow-cress" same section
12207 Draba pedicellata  var. pedicellata   "Cherry Creek whitlow-cress" 2992 ft. NE
12237 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" same section
12236 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" same section
12200 Epilobium glaberrimum      "glaucus willowherb" 1.8 mi. NE
12231 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
12230 Erigeron leiomerus      "rock-slide yellow fleabane" same section
12234 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" same section
12210 Geum rossii      "Ross' avens" 2992 ft. NE
12199 Habenaria dilatata  var. leucostachys   "Sierra bog orchid" 1.8 mi. NE
12212 Heuchera parvifolia      "little-leaf alumroot" 2992 ft. NE
12206 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" 1.8 mi. NE
12226 Lychnis drummondii     same section
12204 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1.8 mi. NE
12233 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
12209 Phacelia sericea  var. ciliosa  2992 ft. NE
12219 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
12243 Poa glaucifolia      "waxy-leaved bluegrass" same section
12218 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  same section
12223 Polemonium viscosum      "sticky polemonium" same section
12221 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" same section
12214 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" 2992 ft. NE
12227 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" same section
12229 Silene acaulis      "moss campion" same section
12216 Smelowskia calycina  var. americana   "American false candytuft" same section
12232 Stellaria longipes  var. longipes   "meadow starwort" same section
12202 Veratrum californicum      "California false hellebore" 1.8 mi. NE


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Schell Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 123 ft. S 11726  South Schell Peak 
Taft Peak (Summit) White Pine County, NV 1.1 mi. NE 11693  South Schell Peak 
Doe Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 2.1 mi. NW   South Schell Peak 
Berry Creek Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 2.4 mi. W 8258  Cleve Creek Baldy 
North Fork Berry Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.7 mi. W   South Schell Peak 
Ostergard Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 2.9 mi. W   North Schell Peak 
Brennen Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 3.3 mi. W 8514  Cleve Creek Baldy 
Kraft Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 4.4 mi. S   Cleve Creek Baldy 
Fera One Hundred Six (Spring) White Pine County, NV 3.7 mi. E 7061  South Schell Peak 
Taft Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 3.7 mi. E   South Schell Peak 
Fera One Hundred Two (Spring) White Pine County, NV 3.7 mi. E 6943  South Schell Peak 
Providence Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 4.3 mi. NW 8449  Duck Creek Valley 
Brennen Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 4.3 mi. NW 8544  Duck Creek Valley 
North Cleve Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4.7 mi. S 8928  South Schell Peak 
Pete Spring (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4.9 mi. S 7989  South Schell Peak 
Fera Ninetyseven (Spring) White Pine County, NV 3.8 mi. W 8206  Cleve Creek Baldy 
Timber Creek Campground (Locale) White Pine County, NV 4.8 mi. N 8626  Duck Creek Valley 
Fera Ninetysix (Spring) White Pine County, NV 5 mi. S 8652  South Schell Peak 
Black Mountain (Summit) White Pine County, NV 4.7 mi. SE 10831  South Schell Peak 
Fera Ninetyeight (Spring) White Pine County, NV 4.2 mi. SW 8701  Cleve Creek Baldy 


Taxon Links for species Ribes montigenum  McClatchie

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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