Genera : 25
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Distribution: Cosmopolitan and common in the Northern Hemisphere, with some species found in the tropical and temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere.
Economic Uses: The source of the edible fruits gooseberries and currents.
Defining Features of Interest: Some botanists have separated the genera into individual families becuase the diversity among the genera is so great.
Fossil Evidence:Fossil wood from the Upper Cretaceous and fossil leaves and pollen in the Tertiary.
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