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- n. Plural form of histosol.
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Soils in the tidally flooded salt marshes are classified as rich organic histosols, which typically consist of compacted clay, sand, and fine mud in alternating layers with mineral sand/silt and organic peat materials.
Limitations Not suited for very humid (5,000 mm rainfall) histosols in Hawaii.
In Hawaii it grows well on histosols developed over acidic lava (pH 5.0).