Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Grossulariaceae
 Description

Deciduous or rarely evergreen shrubs.  Lvs alternate, often fasciculate, simple, plicate or convolute in bud;  stipules adnate to petiole, often with marginal projections, or 0.  Fls in a simple raceme or few in clusters, sometimes solitary, regular, (4)–5-merous, ☿ or unisexual. Hypanthium (calyx tube) adnate to ovary;  sepals often petaloid.  Petals 4–5, < sepals, mostly small and often scale-like, rarely 0, free.  Stamens 4–5, alternate with petals, inserted at or slightly below level of hypanthium; anthers 2-locular, dehiscing longitudinally.  Ovary 1-locular with 2 parietal placentas;  styles 2, free or connate;  stigmas undivided;  ovules few to numerous, 2- or more seriate.  Fr. a pulpy berry, crowned by persistent perianth.  Seeds many, small, with endosperm.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Grossulariaceae
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised5
Total5
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.