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
A steep-sided hill of limestone, generally surrounded by nearly flat alluviated plains: karst inselberg. Originally used in Cuba in referring to residual hills of folded limestone in the Sierra de los Organos but now used internationally for karst residual hills in the Tropics . Differs from cone, cupola, pinnacle and tower karst in its shape which reflects its karstification history . Synonyms: (French.) mogote; (German.) (Karstinselberg), Mogote; (Greek.) 'moghotis' (apokrimnos, asvestolofos perikliomenos apo proschomatikas pediadas); (Italian.) mogote, rilievo carsico residuo; (Spanish.) mogote; (Turkish.) karst kalinti tepesi; (Yugoslavian.) hum. See also hum; karst inselberg; pepino hill.