Base saturation affecting the initial growth and production of total flavonoids of Dimorphandra molli

Cândido A da Costa Gisele A de Souza Daniel S Alves Cláudia B de Oliveira Araújo Luiz A Fernandes Ernane R Martins Regynaldo Arruda Sampaio Paulo Sérgio do Nascimento Lopes About the authors

With the purpose of studying the effect of levels of base saturation upon the growth and total flavonoids production of Dimorphandra mollis cultivated on a soil originally under Savana of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, an experiment was conducted at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, between October/2003 and February/2004. The experiment followed a completely randomized design with five values of base saturation (V%): 10 (natural saturation), 25; 40; 55 and 70%, and six replicates. The increase of base saturation led to a decrease of Dimorphandra mollis growth, and did not influence the total flavonoids plant concentration.

Dimorphandra mollis; medicinal plants; plant nutrition


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