The Forest Practices Authority

Key to soils in Cambrian sediments and volcanics

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Vegetation

Profile Characteristics

 Soil name

Information source - see table below for abbreviations

 

Soils in interlayered mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

 

wet eucalypt forest at low altitude

texture-contrast soil with fine sandy/loamy textures loam textures in upper layers overlying clay textures in subsoil; prominent bleached A2 horizon

 Fagan

F S Tas Soil 6.1

 

wet eucalypt forest at medium altitude

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam texture in upper layers overlying clay textures in subsoil; prominent A2 horizon

 White

Soils Bulletin 3*

 

wet eucalypt forest at low altitude

gradational soil with clay loam textures in upper horizons overlying clay texture in subsoil; humus coatings in subsoil

 Farnham

F S Tas Soil 6.2

 

wet eucalypt forest at low altitude

gradational soil with clay loam texture in surface horizon overlying clay texture in subsoil; red weathered

 Castra

Soils Bulletin 3

 

wet eucalypt forest at medium altitude

gradational soil with clay loam texture in surface layers overlying clayey texture in subsoil

 Gaunt

Soils Bulletin 3*

 

moist eucalypt forest and swamp vegetation

texture-contrast soil with sandy clay loam texture in upper horizons overlying clay texture in subsoil; weakly bleached A2 horizon; mottled subsoil (poorly drained)

 Gregory

Soils Bulletin 3*

 

mixed wet eucalypt and rainforest at medium altitude

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam/sandy clay loam textures in upper layers overlying clay textures in subsoil

 Wedge

F S Fact Sheet 11

 

 

mixed wet eucalypt and rainforest at medium altitude

gradational soil with silty loam/silty clay loam textures

 Clearhill

F S Fact Sheet 9

 

 

Soils in chert and derived deposits

 

Moist eucalypt forest

Texture-contrast soil with sandy clay loam and sandy texture in upper layers overlying clayey texture in deep subsoil; prominent A2 horizon and humus pan (podosol)

 Barren

Soils Bulletin 3*

 

Moist eucalypt forest

Uniform soil with very gravelly sand textures throughout; (may overlie buried soils of different texture)

 Gordon

F S Fact Sheet 10

 

 

moist to wet eucalypt forest

Uniform soil with clayey textures; subsoil mottling (moderately well drained)

 Jetty

Soils Bulletin 3*

 

Soils in volcanic rocks including keratophyre and spillite

 

wet eucalypt forest

gradational soil with clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil; red weathered; in keratophyre

 Minnow

F S Tas Soil 6.2  Soils Bulletin 3

 

wet eucalypt forest

gradational soil with clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil; red weathered; in spillite

 Gawler

Soils Bulletin 3

 

(* = no laboratory analyses)

Abbreviations used for publications:

F S Tas

Grant, J.; Laffan, M.; Hill, R.; Neilsen, W. 1995. Forest Soils of Tasmania. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 189 p.

Soils Bulletin 1

Laffan, M.; Grant, J.; Hill, R. 1995. Soils of Tasmanian State Forests 1. Pipers Sheet. Soils Bulletin 1. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 271 p.

Soils Bulletin 2

Grant, J.; Laffan, M.; Hill, R. 1995. Soils of Tasmanian State Forests 2. Forester Sheet. Soils Bulletin 2. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 245 p.

Soils Bulletin 3

Hill, R.; Laffan, M.D.; Grant, J. 1995. Soils of Tasmanian State Forests 3. Forth Sheet. Soils Bulletin 3. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 317 p.

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