|Botanical Name||:||Quercus lamellosa|
|Common Name||:||Oak, Buk|
An Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the Fagaceae family. There are about 600 extant species of Oaks. The Oak is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes both deciduous and evergreen species. The natural habitat for an Oak range from cool temperate to tropical ecosystems in the America, Asia, Europe and North Africa. In India, Oak trees generally occur in the temperate areas of the Himalaya. The main use of the tree is as a source of fuel wood and the leaves are a good fodder to the livestock. About 32 species of Oaks are found in the Indian subcontinent including Myanmar.
Quercus lamellosa is a species of oak native to the Himalaya and adjoining mountains from Tibet and Nepal east as far as Guangxi and northern Thailand, growing at altitudes of 1300â2500 m. It is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 40meter tall with a trunk up to 1.5meter diameter.