calcifuge


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calcifuge

[′kal·sə‚fyüj]
(ecology)
A plant that grows in an acid medium that is poor in calcareous matter.
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The response of calcifuges to acidic and calcareous soils is important in understanding their ability to compete and survive (Zohlen and Tyler, 2004) because calcifuge plants have a low capacity to solubilize soil P and this is related to low root exudation rates of di- and tricarboxylic organic acids, in particular oxalic acid.
They found the highest value of Ca/P in calcifuge herbs in calcareous soils.
2] may have also reduced N assimilation as tea is a calcifuge which does not perform well in soils high in Ca.