Serpentine soil

Serpentine soil is an uncommon soil type that develops through the weathering of mantle intrusions. "Ecologically, serpentine soils have three main traits: poor plant productivity, high rates of endemism, and vegetation types that are distinct from neighboring areas." (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park "The toxic serpentines and peridotites in the rocks and soils of the region poses very particular challenges to plants and plays an important role in the evolution of the outstanding ecological features of the property, including the high degree of endemism." (OUV)
Gros Morne National Park Tablelands
Kinabalu Park "Ultramafic (serpentine) rocks cover about 16% of the park" (OUV)


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