amorphous peat

amorphous peat

[ə′mȯr·fəs ′pēt]
(geology)
Peat composed of fine grains of organic matter; it is plastic like wet, heavy soil, with all original plant structures destroyed by decomposition of cellulosic matter.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tolonen (1971, 1980) suggested that there were 60-80 yr between two streaks with amorphous peat containing remains of lichens, separated by a layer of Sphagnum fuscum peat.
Sapric or amorphous peats range from H7 to H10 on the humification scale (Jarret, 1995; Bujang, 2004).