placic horizon

placic horizon

[′plā·sik hə′rīz·ən]
(geology)
A black to dark red soil horizon that is usually cemented with iron and is not very permeable.
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The New Zealand Soil Classification (Hewitt 1998) classifies the 4 soil series, derived from mineral parent material, on the basis of differences in drainage condition plus differences in acidity and the presence of a placic horizon and a peaty topsoil.