Ribes nigrum L.

Black currant

source: Saxo (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)
source: Saxo (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)


GrinTax Ribes nigrum L.
The Plant list Ribes nigrum L.
English name Black currant

Crop relationship
Black currant primary genepool
Red currant tertiary genepool
Gooseberry tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe cool-temperate zones
Asia cool-temperate zones
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.ehvggp
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.ehvggp

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information