Soil containing much alumina and iron oxide and lacking calcium and magnesium carbonates: usually found in forested areas of the tropics characterized by high humidity and temperature.
Soil rich in alumina and iron and deficient in carbonates, found in and characteristic of humid regions.
Soil that is characterized by an abundance of aluminum and iron oxides. Pedalfers are common in humid regions and are deposited in the B horizon of ABC soils, through leaching.
Origin of pedalfer
- ped(o)– al(uminum) Latin ferrum iron
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- ped- + alumen + ferrum