The Forest Practices Authority

Key to soils in Mathinna Beds, metamorphosed Mathinna Beds, and derived deposits

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Original native vegetation/ landscape position

Profile Characteristics 

Soil name

Information source - see table below for abbreviations

Soils under dry eucalypt forest

sedgy dry eucalypt forest

gradational soil with mottled sandy loam upper layers overlying mottled sandy clay lower layers; imperfectly drained

Piper

Soils Bulletin 1

dry eucalypt forest

Sandy loam surface layer overlies a pale sandy loam A2 horizon up to 25 cm thick which in turn overlies a mottled clayey subsurface horizon; imperfectly drained

Emu

Soils Bulletin 1*

dry eucalypt forest

sandy loam surface layer overlies a pale loamy sand A2 horizon up to 25 cm thick which in turn overlies a humus/Fe-cemented sandy clay loam pan; imperfectly drained

Wattley

Soils Bulletin 1

dry eucalypt forest

sandy loam surface layer overlies a pale loamy sand A2 horizon up to 25 cm thick which in turn overlies a yellowish brown clayey subsurface layer; moderately well drained

Retreat

F S Tas Soil 10.1

Soils Bulletin 1

dry eucalypt forest

gradational soils with a silty surface layer which overlies a pale silty A2 horizon which in turn overlies brown silty clay subsurface layers with reddish mottles; moderately well drained

Lefroy

F S Tas Soil 9.1

Soils Bulletin 1

dry E. sieberi forest on hilly and steep land

very thin sandy surface horizon (with or without a sandy A2 horizon) over clayey subsoils; well drained

Malahide

F S Fact Sheet 31

 

Soils under wet eucalypt forest

wet eucalypt forest

gradational soil with sandy clay loam surface layer overlying clay loam or clayey subsurface layers; on sandstone; moderately well drained

Maweena

F S Tas Soil 10.2

Soils Bulletin 1

wet eucalypt forest 

gradational or uniform clayey soil, with or without a thin bleached layer (A2 horizon); on mudstone and siltstone; well drained or moderately well drained.

Colgrave

F S Fact Sheet 30

 

wet eucalypt forest

gradational clayey soil with reddish subsurface layers; on sandstone; well drained

Nabowla

Soils Bulletin 1

E. delegatensis forest at medium to high altitude

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam upper layer overlying sandy clay loam or clay loam subsurface layers; no bleached layer (A2 horizon) present; on metamorphosed Mathinna sandstone, sometimes red-weathered; well drained.

Knight

Soils Bulletin 2*

Soil under mixed wet eucalypt forest/rainforest

at medium altitude

uniform stony clayey soil; on sandstone; well drained

Sideling

Soils Bulletin 1*

at medium altitude

gradational silty loam to clayey soil; on siltstone and mudstone; well drained

Targa

Soils Bulletin 1*

at high altitude

uniform soil with peaty upper horizon overlying organic-rich sandy clay loam (A1 horizon) which in turn overlies a mottled very stony sandy clay loam subsurface layer; on sandstone; imperfectly drained

Rattler

Soils Bulletin 2

Soils on floodplains and in depressions

on recent stony alluvium

stony sandy loam surface layer overlying stony sands; stones are weakly weathered subrounded river gravels; rapidly drained

Lisle

Soils Bulletin 1*

on red-weathered (old) alluvium

uniform fine sandy clay loam profiles with few stones; red weathered; well drained

Brid

Soils Bulletin 1*

in depressions; sedgy dry eucalypt forest or sedgeland-heath

fine sandy loam or clay ;loam textures with grey (gley) colours in water-saturated subsurface layers; poorly to very poorly drained 

Baker

Soils Bulletin 1*

(*= 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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