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  • n. Plural form of vertisol.


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  • These "vertisols" cover 10 million hectares of central India and could be a major source of food, but their physical properties are such that they can be used for only a fraction of the year.

    Chapter 8

  • Some oxisols and vertisols are also found in the east.

    East Sudanian savanna

  • Gamagrass-switchgrass (Tripsacum dactyloides-Panicum virgatum) prairies are associated with bottomland sites throughout the region, and are also found on upland sites of the northern main belt vertisols where they are especially associated with gilgai microtopography.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • The soils in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) include the vertisols, gleysols, and phaeozems and are characterized with pockets of sodicity and salinity, low fertility, and vulnerability to erosion.

    Water profile of Kenya

  • Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) are frequently dominants on Blackland Prairie alfisols and vertisols.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • Microtopography such as gilgai on vertisols and mima mounds on alfisols are important microhabitats.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is of variable importance on vertisols and is frequently a dominant on Blackland Prairie mollisols.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • Combisols are predominant over much of the highlands, while vertisols occur in large areas of the southeastern highlands and in the southwestern parts of the country.

    Water profile of Ethiopia

  • Along the western margins of the ecoregion, vertisols can also be found.

    Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The dormant caldera of Ngorongoro, the Kerimasi Volcano and Mt Lengai (last eruption in 1966) have all contributed volcanic ash to these soils (vertisols).

    Serengeti volcanic grasslands


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