calcifuge


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cal·ci·fuge

 (kăl′sə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
A plant that does not grow well in lime-rich soil.

cal·cif′u·gal (-sĭf′yə-gəl), cal·cif′u·gous (-yə-gəs) adj.

calcifuge

(ˈkælsɪˌfjuːdʒ)
n
(Botany) any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils
calcifugal adj
calcifugous adj

cal•ci•fuge

(ˈkæl səˌfyudʒ)

n.
any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil.
[1880–85]
cal•cif′u•gous (-ˈsɪf yə gəs) adj.
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The vegetation consists of many calcifuge specialist species that favour the low content of available phosphorus in a high-calcium substrate (Boyer & Wheeler, 1989; Wassen et al.
Like all Magnolias, it is a calcifuge and requires a humus rich, free draining, lime free soil in a sheltered position away from early morning sun to perform to its absolute best.
Strom L (1997) Root exudation of organic acids: importance to nutrient availability and the calcifuge and calcicole behavior of plants.