Saprist

Saprist

[′sa‚prist]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Histosol consisting of residues in which plant structures have been largely obliterated by decay; saturated with water most of the time.
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In the two cedar swamps, all samples were taken from saprist peat in the hollows.
Lee GB, Manoch B (1974) Macromorphology and micromorphology of a Wisconsin Saprist. In 'Histosols Their characteristics, classification and use'.
The EPL SOC mean stocks of our Sapric Histosols (Table 2) closely matches the average superficial 30 cm layer SOC stocks of Canadian Hemists and Saprists (respectively 182 and 217 Mg [ha.sup.-1]; Tarnocai 1998).
The first class was defined using the following soil suborders as indicators of wetland presence, since they are related to hydromorphic processes: Alfisols of Suborders Aqualfs, Entisols Aquents and Fluvents, Inceptisols Aquepts, Mollisols Aquic and Aquolls and Histosols Saprists and polygons corresponding to Mollisols of Suborders Udolls and Ustolls corresponding to subgroup Aquic (Table 2).
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).