humicole

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humicole

(ˈhjuːmɪˌkəʊl)
n
(Botany) rare any plant that thrives on humus
humicolous adj
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For this reason, Quercus suber trunks that are covered with moss are colonized by certain humicolous species such as Nephroma resupinatum and Normandina pulchella, which grow in wet woodlands.
The vegetation of the lower layers is thus usually poor, and consists mainly of low evergreen shrubs (especially members of the heath family, Ericaceae) covering a layer of humicolous (plants that inhabit medium-dry ground) grasses, mosses, and lichens.
Mushrooms are grouped into four based on their natural substrate; Lignocolus (wood-inhabiting), Humicolous (humus iinhabiting), Coprophilus (dung inhabiting) and Fungicolous (Fungus inhabiting), [15].