Back to: Contenders for State Soil
Why should the Hypercalcic Calcarosol be Victoria’s State Soil?
Calcarosols typically support 'mallee' vegetation communities.
Typical Mallee landscape with Calcarosol soils
|This example Hypercalcic Calcarosol occurs near Birchip|
Calcarosol near Birchip
|A1||0-10 cm||Dark brown; sandy clay loam; highly calcareous; moderately alkaline pH (pH 8.5)|
|B21||10-15 cm||Brown; light clay; highly calcareous; moderately alkaline pH (pH 8.6)|
|B22k||15-40 cm||Reddish yellow; light medium clay; very many (> 50%) fine-earth carbonates (lime) and calcareous nodules; very strongly alkaline pH 9.4.|
|B23k||40-80 cm||Reddish yellow and yellowish red; light medium clay; very many (> 50%) fine-earth carbonates (lime); extremely alkaline pH (pH 10.1)|
|B24||80-130 cm||Yellowish red and reddish yellow; medium clay (sandy); very many (>50%) fine earth carbonates; extremely alkaline (pH 10.0).|
|B25||130+ cm||Reddish yellow with few light pinkish brownand light greymottles; medium clay (sandy); manganese flecks; moderately calcareous; extremely alkaline (pH 10.1).|