Folist

Folist

[′fäl·əst]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Histosol, consisting of wet forest litter resting on rock or rubble.
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Soil Taxonomy has suborders almost identical to those of the ASC, with the addition of Folists (Histosols saturated with water for <30 cumulative days).
The dominant suborders of Histosols reflect the extent of organic matter decomposition that has occurred within them and consist of Fibrists, Folists, Hemists, and Saprists (Table 3-5).
Folists are freely drained Histosols with horizons consisting of leaf litter, twigs, and branches resting on bedrock or rock fragments.