|Botanical Name||:||Quercus lineata|
|Common Name||:||Oak, Phalat|
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 lineata is an evergreen tree. It is frost tender and monoecious with indivisual flowers are either male or female but possess both characteristics on the same plant and is mostly pollinated by wind. The species has variety of uses as strong astringent and can be used in the treatment of haemorrhages, chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, etc, locally; hard-durable timber for construction purpose and also as dye agent.