Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve

Location:Cuba
IUCN Category:II
Area:4,859 acres (1,967 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Aw (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: winter dry)

Ecoregions

Cuban dry forests
Cuban moist forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share60 %25 %15 %50 %25 %25 %
Soil TypeCalcic VertisolsEutric VertisolsEutric GleysolsCalcaric CambisolsEutric LeptosolsEutric Gleysols
Topsoil TextureFineFineFineFineMediumFine
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm30 cm100 cm
DrainagePoorPoorVery poorModerately wellImperfectlyVery poor
Available Water Capacity125 m125 m150 m150 m50 mm150 m
Misc. PropertyVertic (cracks of more than 1 cm wide)Vertic (cracks of more than 1 cm wide)    
Topsoil Properties
Gravel0 %0 %0 %0 %31 %0 %
Sand10 %23 %5 %1 %50 %9 %
Silt36 %22 %18 %25 %30 %25 %
Clay54 %55 %77 %74 %20 %66 %
USDA TextureClayClayClay (heavy)Clay (heavy)LoamClay (heavy)
Reference Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.22 g/cm³1.14 g/cm³1.14 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.17 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.26 g/cm³1.25 g/cm³1.07 g/cm³1.21 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.11 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.38 %1.32 %1.09 %1.37 %0.72 %1 %
PH6.48.26.36.96.56.7
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity67 cmol kg⁻¹81 cmol kg⁻¹57 cmol kg⁻¹60 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹84 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity41 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹47 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹58 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %100 %89 %100 %87 %94 %
Total Exchangeable Bases41 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹41.8 cmol kg⁻¹49 cmol kg⁻¹10.4 cmol kg⁻¹54.5 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0.1 %2.2 %0.2 %0.8 %0.2 %0.5 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0.1 %0.1 %0.4 %0.1 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium3 %1 %2 %1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.4 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.3 dS m-10.1 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %0 %0 %0 % 0 %
Sand13 %17 %3 %3 % 12 %
Silt33 %21 %12 %37 % 25 %
Clay54 %62 %85 %60 % 63 %
USDA TextureClayClay (heavy)Clay (heavy)Clay (heavy) Clay (heavy)
Reference Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.19 g/cm³1.12 g/cm³1.17 g/cm³ 1.18 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.32 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.15 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³ 1.18 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.56 %0.33 %0.23 %0.31 % 0.16 %
PH7.78.85.37.8 8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity76 cmol kg⁻¹71 cmol kg⁻¹60 cmol kg⁻¹78 cmol kg⁻¹ 76 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity43 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹52 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹ 49 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %100 %89 %100 % 99 %
Total Exchangeable Bases43 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹46.3 cmol kg⁻¹45 cmol kg⁻¹ 48.5 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate7.7 %3 %0 %5.5 % 2.3 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0.2 %0 %1.1 % 0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium4 %2 %2 %1 % 2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.5 dS m-10.2 dS m-10 dS m-10.3 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.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263