KmH Kotomaka hill soils

soil map units where KmH Kotomaka hill soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Ha’apai
Landscape position Old coral limestone and admixed ash around coral pinnacles of central Nomuka Island.
Soil parent material
Slope Moderately steep (12-23°) to steep slopes (30-38°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-10 cm Very dark brown very friable sandy clay loam; 10-35 cm Brown gravelly friable calcareous sandy clay loam with coral fragments;on Hard coral limestone.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <35 cm (lithic contact)
Soil pH (acidity) Slightly alkaline
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Not analysed
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Excessively drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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