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Soils in which there is hard rock within 25 cm of the surface, or that overlie material containing more than 40% calcium carbonate within 25 cm of the surface, or that have less than 10% fine-grained material to a depth of 75 cm. These are weakly developed soils. Leptosols are a reference soil group in the FAO soil classification.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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