Vol. 108 No. 1 (2014)
Research Papers

Sustainable use and conservation of <i>Vitex doniana</i> Sweet: unlocking the propagation ability using stem cuttings

Enoch Gbenato Achigan Dako
University of Abomey-Calavi- Cotonou
Sognigbe N'Danikou
University of Abomey-Calavi - Cotonou
Dèdèou Apocalyse Tchokponhoue
University of Abomey-Calavi - Cotonou
Françoise Assogba Komlan
National Agricultural Research Institute of Benin (INRAB)
Mahamane Larwanou
African Forest Forum - Nairobi
Raymond Sognon Vodouhe
Biodiversity International, West and Central Africa Office - Cotonou
Adam Ahanchede
University of Abomey-Calavi- Cotonou
Published June 19, 2014
How to Cite
Achigan Dako, E. G., N’Danikou, S., Tchokponhoue, D. A., Komlan, F. A., Larwanou, M., Vodouhe, R. S., & Ahanchede, A. (2014). Sustainable use and conservation of <i>Vitex doniana</i&gt; Sweet: unlocking the propagation ability using stem cuttings. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development (JAEID), 108(1), 43-62. https://doi.org/10.12895/jaeid.20141.195


One of the major constraints for domesticating widely used wild tree resources by local communities is the lack of adequate propagation techniques. In the case of Vitex doniana, seed propagation has usually been reported difficult and vegetative regeneration is rarely explored. To understand how stem cutting size or hormone application affect the regeneration and early growth ability in that species we used two categories of cutting diameter (1cmVitex doniana to reduce the pressure on wild tree population in Benin.