versión impresa ISSN 0100-6762
GRATIERI-SOSSELLA, Ariane; PETRY, Cláudia y NIENOW, Alexandre Augusto. Propagation of swamp corticeira (Erythrina crista-galli L.) (Fabacae) by the cutting technique. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.1, pp. 163-171. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622008000100018.
Swamp corticeira is a native tree with ornamental use in urban landscape gardening with the potential to be used in unprotected and degraded areas due to its rustic feature. However, the difficulty of obtaining seeds due to its low productivity and quality, and consequent lack of uniformity in its germination makes it necessary to search for other forms of propagation of this species. Thus, this study was carried out at the Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine College of Passo Fundo University, aiming to study the formation of Erythrina crista-galli L. cuttings by applying the cutting technique. Doses of phytoregulator Indol Butyric Acid (IBA) and substrates were tested in different types of cuttings (woody plants, semi-woody plants, herbaceous and leafy plants), in four experiments. The results showed that mini-cuttings, collected from less than one- year-old plants are the most recommended (75 % to 100 % of rooted cuttings), considering that the use of IBA decreased cutting mortality by favoring the rooting process. Due to insect attack (Isoptera) to the plants in its natural habitat, it is recommended the formation and maintenance of stock plants in the tree nursery for this cloning garden technique to provide young and healthy material in a larger scale for the propagation of this species by mini-cuttings.
Palabras llave : Vegetative propagation; cuttings; youthfulness.