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edaphic climax

noun, Ecology
a localized climax community that may differ from the surrounding climax vegetation by reason of slightly differing soil type, exposure to sun and wind, drainage, etc.
Origin of edaphic climax
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All subspecies of big sagebrush are considered topographic and edaphic climax dominants.

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