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Definition of ericaceous

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Definition as written by Floridian:

This refers to plants, such as heather, pieris, rhododendron, camellia and vaccinium, which all like acid soil.

These plants are also known as lime-hating or calcifuge

Definition as written by Monocromatico:

This therm is also used in refference to some rock or alpine herbs and shrubs from any family, characterized by compressed, candellabra-like branches and opposite or spiraled, short and narrow leaves, sometimes concentrated on the top of the branches.

As an example, Lychnophora passerina, a brazilian alpine shrub of the family Asteraceae.

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