Pico Bonito National Park

Location:Honduras
IUCN Category:II
Area:138,952 acres (56,232 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:Af (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: fully humid)

Ecoregions

Central American Atlantic moist forests
Central American montane forests

Soils

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Soil TypeHumic NitisolsDystric CambisolsHumic Nitisols
Topsoil TextureFineMediumFine
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %
Sand24 %43 %24 %
Silt27 %33 %27 %
Clay49 %24 %49 %
USDA TextureClayLoamClay
Reference Bulk Density1.24 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.24 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.18 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.18 g/cm³
Organic Carbon2.45 %1.27 %2.45 %
PH5.35.15.3
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity21 cmol kg⁻¹31 cmol kg⁻¹21 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity20 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation27 %31 %27 %
Total Exchangeable Bases5.4 cmol kg⁻¹3.7 cmol kg⁻¹5.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %1 %
Sand18 %45 %18 %
Silt21 %31 %21 %
Clay61 %24 %61 %
USDA TextureClay (heavy)LoamClay (heavy)
Reference Bulk Density1.2 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.2 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.25 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³1.25 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.96 %0.4 %0.96 %
PH5.45.15.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity16 cmol kg⁻¹32 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity20 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation29 %34 %29 %
Total Exchangeable Bases5.8 cmol kg⁻¹3.1 cmol kg⁻¹5.8 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10 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