Fao

classification

US Department of Agriculture classification

Lowland wet tropics

Tropical rain forest, high species diversity

Intensely weathered, silica leached, iron and aluminum oxides dominant

Latosol

Ferralsol

Oxisol

Lowland moist tropics

Rain forest and

Highly weathered, but

Red-yellow Podzol

Acrisol

Ultisol

and subtropics

seasonal forest

clay minerals common

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