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Table 2 Basic properties of soil in the first horizon

From: C:N:P stoichiometry as an indicator of Histosol drainage in lowland and mountain forest ecosystems

  Type of Histosol M pH H2O pH KCl C N P C/N C/P N/P C:N:P
Lowland H. drainic 40.86 ± 12.00b 4.62 ± 1.34b 3.74 ± 1.37b 35.79 ± 16.60a 1.54 ± 0.73bc 0.05 ± 0.02b 27.7 ± 12.9b 1895.0 ± 1116.7a 66.1 ± 24.0ab 1895:66:1
fibric H. 82.21 ± 6.46a 3.65 ± 0.21c 2.88 ± 0.23c 39.08 ± 6.47a 1.11 ± 0.25c 0.05 ± 0.01b 41.6 ± 10.5a 2264.4 ± 579.7a 56.0 ± 14.2b 2264:56:1
hemic H. 77.90 ± 6.20a 4.45 ± 0.60b 3.62 ± 0.66b 41.51 ± 11.81a 1.90 ± 0.62ab 0.06 ± 0.02b 26.0 ± 6.9bc 2123.0 ± 1523.6a 79.5 ± 46.5a 2123:80:1
sapric H. 78.09 ± 6.04a 5.90 ± 0.84a 5.37 ± 1.01a 32.21 ± 7.33a 2.02 ± 0.47a 0.11 ± 0.03a 18.8 ± 3.4c 796.9 ± 327.6b 42.4 ± 16.6b 797:42:1
Mountain H. drainic 44.02 ± 8.56b 5.27 ± 1.36ab 4.58 ± 1.32ab 19.85 ± 8.90b 1.03 ± 0.44a 0.05 ± 0.02b 23.5 ± 5.7a 986.8 ± 339.3b 43.8 ± 17.5a 987:44:1
fibric H. 81.80 ± 7.45a 3.78 ± 0.22b 2.79 ± 0.29b 45.10 ± 5.79a 1.24 ± 0.51a 0.05 ± 0.04b 49.2 ± 26.4a 3531.0 ± 3213.9a 62.4 ± 26.2a 3531:62:1
hemic H. 82.72 ± 4.74a 4.74 ± 0.36ab 4.03 ± 0.57b 33.34 ± 11.63ab 1.42 ± 0.46a 0.06 ± 0.01b 28.5 ± 11.7a 1376.9 ± 546.6ab 49.7 ± 16.3a 1377:50:1
sapric H. 80.54 ± 7.11a 6.09 ± 0.64a 5.53 ± 0.65a 30.47 ± 9.18ab 1.63 ± 0.46a 0.13 ± 0.02a 23.1 ± 10.0a 582.7 ± 134.8b 27.1 ± 7.8a 583:27:1
  1. Mean ± SD. H. drainic Histosol drainic, fibric H. fibric Histosol, hemic H. hemic Histosol, sapric H. sapric Histosol, M moisture in % weight; small letters in the upper index of the mean values mean significant differences between type of Histosol