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.
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The vegetation consists of many calcifuge specialist species that favour the low content of available phosphorus in a high-calcium substrate (Boyer & Wheeler, 1989; Wassen et al., 2005).
Like all Magnolias, it is a calcifuge and requires a humus rich, free draining, lime free soil in a sheltered position away from early morning sun to perform to its absolute best.
Strom L (1997) Root exudation of organic acids: importance to nutrient availability and the calcifuge and calcicole behavior of plants.