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Ribes sardoum, commonly called Sardinian Currant, is a species of plant in the Grossulariaceae family. It is endemic to Italy, only occurring on the island of Sardinia.


Ribes sardoum occurs only at one site in Sardinia, occurring around 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level, in a small south-east facing valley. The species grows on limestone substrates.

Its natural habitats are in Mediterranean shrubby vegetation and rocky areas. It is an IUCN Red List Critically Endangered plant species and IUCN Top 50 Campaign Mediterranean Island Plants, threatened by habitat loss. The total number of individuals is about 100.


  • Camarda, I. 2006. Ribes sardoum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
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