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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


[kælˈsɪkələs] ADJcalcícola
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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.
The bryophyte community is characterized by calcicolous species such as Amblystegium riparium and Fissidens adianthoides.
In the Loire valley, Humulus lupulus and Evonymus europaeus reach large sizes in Querco-Ulmetum, whereas all the calcicolous species cited above are rare or absent.