Definition of calcifuge in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkalsɪfjuːdʒ/


A plant that is not suited to calcareous soil: [as modifier]: calcifuge plants such as heathers
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  • The Ptot concentrations were, on average, twice as high in the calcicole as in the calcifuge herbs on the calcareous soil, whereas there were no consistent differences between the herb categories on the acid soil.
  • Ecologists have classified plant species into calcifuges, which occur on acid soils with low Ca, and calcicoles, which occur on calcareous soils.

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