The atlantics forest is the second largest tropical rainforest of the American continent and is composed by different vegetation formations. Among these, the seasonal semideciduous forest is considered as the most devastated and fragmented, being poorly studied yet. Plant leaves are the organs that have more structural variations that are interpreted as adaptations to specific environments. In this context, the project aims to study the ecological leaf anatomy of woody species of the seasonal semideciduous forest, relating the structural characteristics to the factors found in this environment.
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