Glossary:Podzol

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[edit] Podzol

A leached soil, usually on sandy acid parent materials. It may have a mor humus topsoil sometimes overlying a horizon of characteristically bleached sand, which in turn overlies a darker or redder deposit containing concentrations of iron and/or fine organic matter (Spodic horizon).

Related Words: Podzolisation, Horizon, Spodic Horizon


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