M Maka soils

soil map units where M Maka soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Ha’apai
Landscape position Occur on exposed coral limestone platforms along east coast of larger atolls.
Soil parent material
Slope Flat
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-10 cm Dark brown loose calcareous stony loamy sand; on Hard coral limestone.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <20 cm (lithic contact)
Soil pH (acidity) Strongly 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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