DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES

Location:Spain
Area:5,363 acres (2,170 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Ecoregions

Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 A
  
Share50 %25 %20 %5 %
Soil TypeRendzic LeptosolsHumic CambisolsLithic LeptosolsChromic Luvisols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth30 cm100 cm10 cm100 cm
DrainageImperfectlyImperfectlyImperfectlyImperfectly
Available Water Capacity50 mm50 m15 mm50 m
Phase 1 Lithic Lithic
Root Obstacle 20 - 40 cm 20 - 40 cm
Impermeable Layer None to 150 cm None to 150 cm
Soil Water Regime Not wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 month Not wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel16 %8 %21 %12 %
Sand37 %41 %42 %48 %
Silt44 %36 %34 %28 %
Clay19 %23 %24 %24 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamLoamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.24 g/cm³1.1 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.13 %2.72 %1.61 %0.83 %
PH7.55.37.56.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity80 cmol kg⁻¹52 cmol kg⁻¹42 cmol kg⁻¹39 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity27 cmol kg⁻¹21 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %25 %100 %88 %
Total Exchangeable Bases28.8 cmol kg⁻¹5.4 cmol kg⁻¹15.5 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate6 %0 %3.9 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %1 %3 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel 6 % 8 %
Sand 44 % 41 %
Silt 32 % 25 %
Clay 24 % 34 %
USDA Texture Loam Clay loam
Reference Bulk Density 1.39 g/cm³ 1.33 g/cm³
Bulk Density 1.16 g/cm³ 1.51 g/cm³
Organic Carbon 1.07 % 0.4 %
PH 5.3 6.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity 37 cmol kg⁻¹ 41 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity 14 cmol kg⁻¹ 15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation 30 % 90 %
Total Exchangeable Bases 2.5 cmol kg⁻¹ 12 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate 0 % 0 %
Calcium Sulphate 0 % 0 %
Exchangeable Sodium 2 % 1 %
Electrical Conductivity 0.1 dS m-1 0.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.