Orthent

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Orthent

[′ȯr·thənt]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Entisol, well drained and of medium or fine texture, usually shallow to bedrock and lacking evidence of horizonation; occurs mostly on strong slopes.
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Soil types as described by Kiefer (1982) indicate the dry sand prairie and dry sand savanna areas occur in excessively drained Chelsea fine sand, while the drymesic sand prairie area occurs on somewhat poorly drained Orthents, loamy soils, which are characterized by surface layers of fine sandy loam or loamy fine sand.
The native soils of Greece are limited in variety: largely Entisols (Fluvents, Orthents, Psamments), Inceptisols (Xerepts, Andepts, Anthrepts), Alfisols (Xeralfs), Mollisols (Xerolls), Vertisols (Xererts) and Andisols (Food and Agriculture Organization 1981).