Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 299

Full Length Research Paper

Ex-situ propagation by cutting of Flemingea faginea (Guill.& Perr.) (Burkina Faso, West Africa)

Assan GNOUMOU
  • Assan GNOUMOU
  • Unit of Training and Research in Applied Sciences and Technology, University of Dédougou, P. O. Box 176, Burkina Faso.
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Raymond NANA
  • Raymond NANA
  • Laboratory of Biosciences, Department Plant Biology and Physiology, Unit of Training and Research in Life and Earth Sciences, University Joseph KI-ZERBO, 03 P. O. Box 7021, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso.
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Djingdia LOMPO
  • Djingdia LOMPO
  • Conservation Programme and Genetic improvement, National centre of Tree Seeds, 01 P. O. Box 2682, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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Amadé OUEDRAOGO
  • Amadé OUEDRAOGO
  • Laboratory of Plant Biology and Ecology, Unit of Training and Research in Life and Earth Sciences, University Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso, 03 P. O. Box 7021, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso.
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  •  Received: 10 December 2020
  •  Accepted: 05 January 2021
  •  Published: 31 January 2021

Abstract

Medicinal plants are especially used by vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso to solve their health problems. Flemingia faginea is a medicinal plant overexploited and its wetland habitat is threatened by climate change. Thus, this study aims to promote the ex-situ reproduction of F. faginea, and make it accessible as a remedy for people suffering from blood pressure disease. The capacity of reproduction by cutting has been tested by using two types of substrates and four types of cuttings. The results showed that the composite substrate is performing better than the sterilized sand for height growth (PË‚0.001), leaves production (PË‚0.006) and number of branching (PË‚0.001). As the types of cutting is concerned, the apical cuttings recorded better growth for two parameters than others in the nursery about the height growth in centimetre (14.44 ± 9.37a), the number of leaves (5.11 ± 3.18a) and the median cuttings recorded the greatest number of branching (2.30 ± 2.03a). For each growth parameter the results are different between the types of cuttings (PË‚0.001). This survey allows the cutting reproduction of F. faginea.

Key words: Flemingia faginea, cuttings, nursery, growth parameters, Burkina Faso.