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A plant that thrives in soil rich in lime.

[French : calci-, calcium (from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx) + -cole, -dwelling (from Latin -cola; see -colous).]

cal·cic′o·lous (-sĭk′ə-ləs) adj.
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Adj.1.calcicolous - growing or living in soil rich in lime
calcifugous - growing or living in acid soil
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[kælˈsɪkələs] ADJcalcícola
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It is part of the Dinas Bran Site of Special Scientific Interest, having been designated for its geology, acid and calcicolous grasslands, and unusual plant species.
Calcicolous lichen flora of the littoral zone of Alicante province, Spain.
was detected only in an intact calcicolous rosemary scrub, mainly comprised of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris).
Herbivory on calcicolous lichens-different food preferences and growth rates in two coexisting land snails.
These authors indicate that Tuber melanosporum is strictly calcicolous and grows in calcareous soils with a C/N relationship of close to 10, in which the soil texture is balanced and tends to be simple and well constructed.
On the other hand, the only outcrops of calcareous rocks in the Buenos Aires Province are restricted to Sierras Bayas, near Olavarria (Iniguez Rodriguez, 1999), so this substratum is not widely available for calcicolous species, which prevents the expansion of a calcicolous lichen biota.
The bryophyte community is characterized by calcicolous species such as Amblystegium riparium and Fissidens adianthoides.