calcifuge


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calcifuge

or

oxylophyte

a plant usually absent from soils containing free calcium carbonate, e.g. Calluna, the ling or heather.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tyler G, Strom L (1995) Differing organic-acid exudation pattern explain calcifuge and acidifuge behavior of plants.
Strom L, Olsson T, Tyler G (1994) Differences between calcifuge and acidifuge plants in root exudation of low-molecular organic acids.
Tea is a calcifuge, preferring low pH and low Ca saturated soils and this may explain the lower tea yield with CAN.