rendzina


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ren·dzi·na

 (rĕn-jē′nə)
n.
A dark soil that develops under grass on limestone and chalk.

[Polish rędzina, of unknown origin.]
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rendzina

(rɛnˈdziːnə)
n
(Geological Science) a dark interzonal type of soil found in grassy or formerly grassy areas of moderate rainfall, esp on chalklands
[C20: from Polish]
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The location on the southern foot of a low rendzina hillock is characterized by waterlogged conditions due to rising groundwater.
The experiment was established on medium heavy mixed rendzina soil derived from chalk rock, with the granulometric composition of loam.
El material parental es sedimentario, presente a menos de 15 cm de profundidad, suelos tipo Leptosol, arcillosos y someros, y Rendzina, rojos, pobres en materia organica, pedregosos, bien drenados y susceptibles a la erosion (INEGI, 2009).
The soils are 90% made up of carbonate, typical and, more rarely, cambic chernozems, as well as by isolated areas of regosols, lithosoils, rendzina and salt marshes.
El mismo ejercicio se realizo para los tipos de suelo; asi, el leptosol tuvo el mayor cociente (1.71), seguido del feozem (1.18) y regosol (1.17); los tres tipos de suelos con los menores valores fueron rendzina (0.87), yermosol (0.80) y xerosol (0.13).
De acuerdo con la cartografia oficial del area (Anonimo, 2005) y con su verificacion en campo, los tipos de suelo encontrados fueron E+I/2 L (Rendzina + Litosol, textura media, litico) y Rc+I/2 (Regosol calcarico + Litosol, textura media).
Soils are rocky rendzina, often much eroded, as well as carbonate chornozem-like soils with high carbonate (710%) and humus status (6-10%; Dragan, 2004).