Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

6.54 GELLIGAER (GG) (645)


Definition
Major soil group: 06 podzolic soils With black, dark brown or ochreous humus and iron-enriched subsoils formed as a result of acid weathering conditions. Under natural or semi-natural vegetation, they have an unincorporated acid organic layer at the surface.
Soil Group: 5 stagnopodzols With a peaty topsoil and periodically wet bleached subsurface horizon over an iron-enriched subsoil. Mainly found in uplands.
Soil Subgroup: 4 ferric stagnopodzols (with dark brown or ochreous iron-enriched subsoil containing little humus)
Soil Series: loamy material over lithoskeletal sandstone

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0652    MAW Endoleptic Histic Stagnic Albic Podzols
0654c    Gelligaer Endoleptic Histic Stagnic Albic Podzols
Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 13
Representative Profiles: 0
Auger Bores: 17
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