The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire


The only oak species native to Russia was quercus robur (quercus pedunculata) - commonly known as English oak. Quercus robur grew as far north as Finland, but were not found, according to 19th century sources, east of the Urals. The Amur region was home to Quercus mongolica, and the western provinces of the empire produced Quercus sesilifolia. Oaks, which were known to thrive in maritime climates, were prevalent in the mountains of Crimea and the Caucasus, where they favored the eastern slopes, and along the Dnestr River in Podolia.

Source: "Dub"  Энциклопедический Словарь Ф.А.Брокгауза и И.А.Ефрона

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