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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Mycorrhizae are clearly important in calcifuges like the Ericaceae s.