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Anatomical structures of Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam. ex Poir. and adaptation to dryness Volume 20, issue 2, avril-mai-juin 2009

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Département de biologie faculté des sciences université Abdou-Moumouni de Niamey BP 10662 Niamey Niger

Boscia senegalensis is an African micro-phanerophyte. Plant organs were taken from several individuals by anatomical cuts. These cuts were coloured using techniques of double colouring with Green Carmino of Mirande. Results showed that the plant has anatomical adaptations freeing it from several ecological barriers of the physical environment and making it possible for it to colonize various ecological stations from the wettest to most xeric.