Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
Shallow solution basin or closed depression formed on bare limestone, generally characterized by flat bottom and overhanging sides . The initial form is a closed hollow created by a humus patch. It may have over-hanging side walls and a flat floor covered by algae and small pieces or broken rock. Diameters are rarely greater than 15 cm . Synonyms: (German.) Kamenitza or Kamenica, opferkessel; (British.) panhole; (Spanish.) tinajita. See Kamenica.