Quercus albocincta is a deciduous tree that can grow around 3 - 15 metres tall with a bole around 20 - 50cm in diameter[
The seeds are sweet-tasting and edible, but are not often harvested[
Quercus albocincta is widely distributed across northwest Mexico and is commonly noted as the most abundant species in its oak woodlands habitats. While there is some evidence of habitat decline, this species is not severely fragmented and resides in many locations. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
Southwestern N. America - northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, Sonora,
Oak forest and pine-oak forest, often on steep slopes and in nutrient-poor soils; at elevations from 800 - 1,800 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Quercus albocincta is native to moderate elevations in northern Mexico.
The plant is often found in the wild on acid soils that are low in nutrients[
The tree can produce large crops of acorns some years and low crops in other years[
Seed - raw or cooked[
]. A sweet flavour[
]. The ovoid acorn is 6 0 20mm long and 5 - 10mm in diameter[
Seed - sown fresh, without any pre-treatment, it germinates easily.