Shrubs with Dissected or Maple-Like Leaves and Thorny Stems )
Current/Gooseberry Family (Grossulariaceae)
Habitat: Montane/Moist Areas
Height: Up to 1 m
Description: Sharply thorned, with larger thorns at the junction of leaf and stem, this shrub has three-lobed maple-like leaves. The alternately arranged leaves are 2.5-5 cm in length, with a slightly hairy underside. It is found primarily in moist areas. The bell-like greenish-yellow flowers are 6-9 mm in length and grow from the base of the leaves. Later, they are replaced by edible, blue-black berries. The berries are smooth and shiny, upwards of 1 cm in diametre.
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