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.
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