calcicole


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calcicole

a plant usually found on or limited to soils containing free calcium carbonate, such as Fragaria vesca, the wild strawberry.
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The plants that grow in calcareous soils (calcicole plants) have been shown to exude mostly di- and tri-carboxylic acids which potentially possess a high mobilisation efficiency/capacity for P, Fe, and Mn within these soils (Tyler and Strom 1995; Strom 1997).
Does lack of available suitable habitat explain the patchy distributions of rare calcicole fern species?.