Publications Scientifiques

[ Article ] Impact of land-use on tree and fruit morphometric variation of the bitter kola (Garcinia kola Heckel) in Benin: Insight for domestication and production

Date de soumission: 05-02-2021
Année de Publication: 2018
Entité/Laboratoire Laboratoire d'Ecologie Appliquée (LEA)
Document type : Article
Discipline(s) : Agriculture & Agronomie
Titre Impact of land-use on tree and fruit morphometric variation of the bitter kola (Garcinia kola Heckel) in Benin: Insight for domestication and production
Auteurs DADJO Colombe [1], TOYI ALAGBE SCHOLASTIQUE MIREILLE [2], Nyende Aggrey Bernard [3], Salako Valère [4], ASSOGBADJO Achille [5],
Journal: Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Catégorie Journal: Internationale
Impact factor: 0
Volume Journal: 10
DOI:
Resume Garcinia kola is an IUCN globally vulnerable species native in Benin where it is extinct in the wild. It is also one of the top ten priority non-timber forest products in Benin because of its socio-economic and medicinal values. Still, G. kola is neglected and underutilized. The morphological variation of G. kola traits was investigated in two land-use types (home gardens versus farmlands) where it is found in Benin with the goal of informing its domestication and production. A total of 79 trees identified in both land use types were characterized based on seventeen tree growth, leaves, fruit and seeds descriptors. Results found no significant difference between land-use types for tree height, first ramification height, crown height, crown diameter growth, blade width, petiole length, petiole diameter and number of seeds. However, stem diameter, blade length, fruit length, fruit width, husk weight, seed length, seed width and seed weight showed significant differences between land-use types. Eight (stem diameter, blade length, fruit length, fruit width, husk weight, seed length, seed width and seed weight) out of the initial descriptors were the most discriminant of trees according to land-use types. Values of most discriminant descriptors were low in home gardens and higher in farmlands. This study shows that land-use management can affect G. kola production, highlights the potential of domestication of the species, and suggests the need to fix morphological traits of fruits and nuts which are the most sought G. kola products.
Mots clés Benin, Clusiaceae, land-use management, morphological diversity, threatened species
Pages 127 - 131
Fichier (PDF)

Publications par entité

  • Centre de Formation et de Recherche en matière de Population (CEFORP) (21)
  • Centre Interfacultaire de Formation et de Recherche en Environnement pour le Développement Durable (CIFRED) (43)
  • Chaire Internationale en Physique Mathématique et Applications (CIPMA-Chaire UNESCO) (45)
  • Ecole Doctorale Pluridisciplinaire <<Espaces, Culture et Développement>> (0)
  • Ecole Nationale d'Administration et de Magistrature (ENAM) (72)
  • Ecole Nationle d'Economie Appliquée et de Management (88)
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (35)
  • Ecole Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi (EPAC) (1126)
  • Faculté de droit et de Science Politique (FADESP) (113)
  • Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines (FLASH) (1377)
  • Faculté des Lettres, Langues, Arts et Communications (FLLAC) (0)
  • Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (1934)
  • Faculté des Sciences de la Santé (FSS) (2333)
  • Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (FASEG) (191)
  • Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST) (1082)
  • Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (FASHS) (70)
  • Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Informatique (IFRI) (76)
  • Institut de Géographie de l'Aménagement du territoire et de l'Environnement (IGATE) (0)
  • Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) (124)
  • Institut National de l'Eau (INE) (28)
  • INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA JEUNESSE DE L’EDUCATION PHYSIQUE ET SPORT(INJEPS) (241)
  • Institut National des Métiers d'Art d'Archéologie et de la Culture (INMAAC) (11)
  • Institut National Médico Sanitaire ( INMeS) (0)
  • Institut Régional de Santé Publique (IRSP) (84)

Publications par sexe

  • Femme( 1397 )
  • Homme (