The Forest Practices Authority

Soils in Permian sediments and alluvium derived from Permian sediments

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Vegetation

Profile Characteristics 

Soil name

Information source - see table below for abbreviations

Soils in fine sandstone, siltstone and mudstone

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with silty loam texture in surface layers overlying silty clay texture in subsoil; weakly bleached A2 horizon

 Lake

 F S Fact Sheet 8

 

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam texture in upper horizons overlying clay texture in subsoil; subsoil mottling

 Bacala

 Soils Bulletin 1*

dry eucalypt forest

gradational or uniform soil with silty loam and silty clay texture; subsoil mottling

 O?Connor

 F S Fact Sheet 7

 

wet eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with loamy texture in surface layer overlying clay texture in subsoil; grey subsoil mottling

 Blackwell

 F S Tas Soil 13.1

wet eucalypt forest

gradational soil with clay loam texture in surface layer overlying clay texture in subsoil; at medium altitude

 McGowan

 Soils Bulletin 1*

wet eucalypt forest at medium to high altitude

gradational soil with silty clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil; subsoil mottling (imperfect drainage)

 Starlight

 Soils Bulletin 2*

Soils in conglomerate and tillite

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam in upper layers overlying silty clay textures in subsoil; in conglomerate

 China

 Soils Bulletin 3

dry eucalypt forest

gradational soil with sandy clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil; subsoil mottling; in conglomerate and tillite

 Roebuck

 Soils Bulletin 3

wet eucalypt forest

gradational soil with clay loam texture in surface layer overlying clay texture in subsoils; in tillite

 Oldina

 F S Tas Soil 12.1

wet eucalypt forest

gradational red weathered soil with clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay in subsoils; in conglomerate

 Dynan

 Soils Bulletin 3*

Soils in peat and alluvium derived from Permian sediments

sedgeland/ heathland at low altitude

very poorly drained soil with a peaty surface layer overlying layers with a sandy loam and sandy clay loam texture; mottled

 Tiger

 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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