Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: Alabama and Tennessee, southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma to central Texas.
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Gleason, H. A. 1968. The Choripetalous Dicotyledoneae. vol. 2. 655 pp. In H. A. Gleason Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (ed. 3). New York Botanical Garden, New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1704
- Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Man. Vasc. Pl. Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1493
- Fernald, M. 1950. Manual (ed. 8) i–lxiv, 1–1632. American Book Co., New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1327
Comments: On limestone outcrops in deciduous forests; e.g. Postoak- Blackjack forest, oak-pine forest.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300
Comments: Globally, perhaps as few as 200 EOs or as many as 1000 (E. Bridges, TN).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Range is rather narrow, populations are possibly stable, though not common -- needs more fieldwork.
Needs: Protect about 5 EOs of the eastern Alabama and Tennessee disjunct populations.
Cotinus obovatus syn. C. americanus (chittamwood, American smokewood) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cotinus of the family Anacardiaceae, native to the southeastern USA. It is a deciduous, conical shrub growing to 10 m (33 ft). It produces panicles of pink-grey flowers in summer, and its foliage turns a brilliant scarlet in autumn. It is cultivated in gardens and parks in temperate regions.
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. pp. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Distinct species; only native North American species of a small relict genus with one Eurasian and one Sino-taxon.
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