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Vertisol: Typic Haplustert

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Vertisol: Typic Haplustert
From The Marbut Memorial Slide Collection

STEM Standard addressed: LS2B - Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 9-12
  • College-level
Materials are best used for
  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
General Course Areas
  • Soil Taxonomy and Genesis
Slide 10-1. Typic Haplustert. Grumusol. Location: Lajas Valley, Puerto Rico. Parent Material: Valley fill from limestone and pyroclastic material. Horizon and Depth: Ap 0-15 cm (0-6"); A 15-38 cm (6-15"); Bss 38-63 cm (15-25"); C 63-127 cm (25-50"). This soil contains more than 60 percent clay, most of which is smectite. Large cracks extend through the solum when the soil is dry. Slickensides are clearly visible in the Bss horizon. The yardstick is marked in 6-inch (15 cm) sections.

Soil Science Society of America. 1993. The Marbut Memorial Slides. SSSA, Madison, WI.

Peer Review: Yes

Credit this item to: SSSA
Media Date: 1993-07-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


  • * Soil Science Society of America

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


  • Marbut
  • Soil Order
  • Soil Horizon - General
  • Soil Profile - General
  • Ustert
  • Grumusol


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