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Table 1 Chemical analysis of the acidic, calcareous and mixed soils used in this study

From: Growth performance and element concentrations reveal the calcicole-calcifuge behavior of three Adiantum species

  Acidic soil Calcareous soil Mixed soil
pH (in CaCl2) 4.71 ± 0.14b 7.76 ± 0.04a 7.50 ± 0.04a
Ca (mg g− 1) 0.53 ± 0.03c 66.35 ± 1.13a 30.75 ± 1.04b
Mg (mg g− 1) 2.83 ± 0.04c 32.48 ± 0.53a 16.86 ± 0.57b
Fe (mg g− 1) 43.30 ± 1.05a 47.67 ± 1.26a 46.58 ± 1.40a
Al (mg g− 1) 69.71 ± 1.85a 76.26 ± 2.17a 73.52 ± 1.27a
P (mg g− 1) 0.37 ± 0.01c 1.00 ± 0.03a 0.73 ± 0.02b
K (mg g−1) 12.68 ± 0.09a 2.59 ± 0.09c 7.38 ± 0.25b
  1. All the element concentrations are total concentrations. Values are means ± SE of 3 replicates from one-way ANOVA. Different letters indicate significant differences among soil types (P < 0.05).