Regeneration of Rauwolfia vomitoria

  • EJ Ehiagbonare
Keywords: Rauwolfia vomitoria, seed germination, vegetative propagation, regeneration.

Abstract

Rauwolfia vomitoria is a fast disappearing medicinal plant in Nigeria. Evidence from this current study showed that seedlings of the species under study are best raised by vegetative propagation. From total
immerse method, 80% rooted stem cuttings was observed. Drip down method had 60% rooted stem cuttings while the Quick dip method had 70% rooted stem cuttings. The maximum value obtained from
the seed germination studies was 50%. The growth medium of one part river sand and 3 parts humus rich topsoil was observed from this study to support the best seedling growth.
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