Where is Ozark Chinquapin (Castanea ozarkensis)
located in the wild?
Uplands and cliff margins and ridges, and at the base of talus slopes on limestone, sandstone and chert, or a combination of these. Occurs in dry oak-hickory or oak-pine forests, with white oak, black oak, scarlet oak, and shortleaf pine dominating. Flowering individuals occur in edge habitats. Ironwood strongly associated in Oklahoma (Schnell et al. 1977). Elevation 500-2800 ft.
Centered in the Ozark Highlands of northwestern Arkansas (34 counties) and adjacent eastern Oklahoma (Adair, Cherokee, Choctaw, Delaware, Latimer, LeFlore, Mayes, McCurtain counties), and southwestern
States & Provinces:
Ozark Chinquapin can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma