indifferent species

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indifferent species 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). Compare accidental species; exclusive species; preferential species; and selective species.

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indifferent species A species with no real affinity for any particular community, but that is not rare (as an accidental species would be). It is fidelity class 2 in the Braun-Blanquet phytosociological scheme. Compare ACCIDENTAL SPECIES; EXCLUSIVE SPECIES; PREFERENTIAL SPECIES; and SELECTIVE SPECIES.