Xerult

Xerult

[′zir‚əlt]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Ultisol, formed in a xeric moisture regime; brownish or reddish soil with a low to moderate organic-carbon content.
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The dominant suborders of Ultisols are Aquults, Humults, Udults, Ustults, and Xerults (Table 3-5).
Xerults form in Mediterranean climates with xeric moisture regimes.
Red Brown Earths correspond approximately to Xeralfs or Xerults, depending on base saturation status, according to Soil Taxonomy (Soil Survey Division Staff 1993).