Species Detail

Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Gooseberry or Dogberry bush


Scientific Name:  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Common Name:  
Gooseberry or Dogberry bush
Myaamia Name:  
akaayomisšaahkwi
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Description  "any tree or bush with berries having a rough bark or rough-skinned berries"
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown 
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  gooseberry bush; also called "kayu-mishi"
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  fruits eaten. "Well; the gooseberry was pretty controversial; whether they ate them or not. When the gooseberry was ripe; they turned purple; and theyre fairly good to eat. They just wouldnt have passed up a thing like a gooseberry;" described as a native plant
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  traditional food. In the traditional story of Young Thunder William Pecongah; he describes the crops he had growing on his land 160 acres of reserve in central Indiana. "There I planted corn; wheat; potatoes; peas; tobacco; beans; apple trees; pumpkins; watermelons; cucumbers; onions; hay; straw; gooseberries; raspberries; blackberries; currants; turnips; tomatoes; pawpaws; cherries; strawberries; plums; blackhaws; peaches; walnut trees; pecans; hickory nuts; barley and rye."
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  fruits eaten
Botanical Sources  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Baldwin, D 2003-2005   Gooseberry akaayomiaahkwa is commonly referred to as a shrub or bush
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   R. cynobasti occurs in moist woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Small, J.K. 1903   occurs in rocky woods and hillsides not listed in Small 1903; –
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   R. uva crispa is native to the Old World and occurs as an escape from cultivated areas
Related Sources  
Ribes cynobasti L. or R. uva-crispa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. 1908   Miami words for gooseberry and gooseberry-like shrub mentioned by Dunn with no mention of use –
Coulter, S 1899   Gooseberries dogberries bearing prickly fruits are consistently Ribes cynobasti making note of R. prostratum in Small; described as having a bristly hypanthium Gonellas note –