indifferent species

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A species with no real affinity for any particular community, but which is not rare (as an accidental species would be). It is fidelity class 2 in the Braun-Blanquet phytosociological scheme (see faithful species; phytosociology). Compare accidental species; exclusive species; preferential species; selective species.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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