Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Rendzina

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_481

A fertile soil with a friable, brown to black surface horizon, underlain by a lighter colored horizon containing calcite, formed directly on soft calcareous rocks such as chalk soil. Typically under grass or open woodland in regions of humid to semi‐arid climate. Rendzinas are Leptosols formed on calcareous rocks.

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