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Title: Inceptisol  
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Language: English
Subject: Soil type, Plinthosol, Calcisol, Regosol, Alfisol
Collection: Pedology, Types of Soil, United States Department of Agriculture
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Inceptisol profile
Used in: USDA soil taxonomy

Inceptisols are a soil order in umbric horizon and a cambic subsurface horizon.


  • Anthrepts - modified by human habitation and farming
  • Aquepts - with a water table close to the surface
  • Cryepts - in cold climates
  • Udepts - in humid climates
  • Ustepts - in semiarid and sub-humid climates
  • Xerepts - in areas with very dry summers and moist winters


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