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Cotinus obovata Rafinesque. American Smoketree. Hab: Glades, exposed bluffs, and dry upland woodlands over calcareous soils and rock outcrops. Dist: Se. TN (Cumberland Plateau) (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997), nw. GA, and n. AL west to OK and e. and sc. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: A small tree of limestone woodlands and glade margins, occasionally planted as an ornamental tree.

Synonymy: = Cotinus americanus Nutt. – S, Barkley (1937); = Cotinus cotinoides (Nutt.) Britton – S13; = Cotinus obovatus Raf. – Ar, F, G, K1, K3, K4, Mo2, NcTx, Ok, Tn, Tx, orthographic variant; = n/a – C

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Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cotinus obovatus, Sharp-Bingham Mountain Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Jackson County, Alabama 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷


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