i. Inceptions get their name from the word inception.
ii. Climate and vegetation are just beginning to leave distinctive imprints on an inceptisol. But the features are not yet pronounced sufficiently to quality as diagnostic horizons.
iii. The soil is not a featureless mass, so that it is not fair to call it an entisol.
iv. The classic inceptisols come from mountain regions, where erosion removes soil before the profile can become mature.
v. Other typical inceptisols sites are older floodplains along big rivers, stable sand dunes or beaches, and stony places on very resistant bedrock.
vi. Like the infant entisols, the adolescent inceptisols include a wide variety of dissimilar soils whose only common characteristic is their lack of maturity.
vii. Inceptions on volcanic ash are fantastically fertile, while those on rocky hillsides may be economically worthless.