a soil rich in alumina and iron, with few or no carbonates.
Origin of pedalfer
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Word Origin for pedalfer
C20: pedo- ² + alum + -fer, from Latin ferrum iron
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Soil that is characterized by an abundance of aluminum and iron oxides. Pedalfers are common in humid regions and are deposited in the B horizon of ABC soils, through leaching.
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