Ornamental potential of Caatinga Biome species

  • Markilla Zunete Beckmann Cavalcante Federal University of Sao Francisco Valley
  • Daniel Fagner da Silva Dultra Egresso da Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Egresso do Curso de Engenharia Agronômica, Eng. Agr.
  • Handerson Leandro da Costa Silva Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Núcleo de Ecologia e Monitoramento Ambiental, Eng. Agr.
  • Jarina Coelho Cotting Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Graduanda do Curso de Ciências Biológicas
  • Sheila Daniella Pereira da Silva Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Discente egressa do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia (Produção Vegetal)
  • José Alves de Siqueira Filho Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Prof. Dr. do Colegiado de Ciências Biológicas

Abstract

The reduction or replacement of exotic ornamental plants by native species with ornamental potential is a current trend of landscaping. The insertion in the productive chain of flowers and ornamental plants and availability for commercialization represents a differential in a highly competitive market, attentive to novelties and tending to adopt products of reduced environmental impact besides promoting ex situ conservation. In this sense, the objective was to prospect species of the native flora of the Caatinga Biome that occur in the Valley of the Submédio São Francisco that present aesthetic elements appropriate for use in the landscaping. Incursions were made in the field to identify the species and were described the habit of growth, shape, symmetry, structure, texture and color of structures of higher ornamental value, fragrance, the presence of spines or not with indication of the possibilities of use. A total of 43 species were reported, distributed among herbaceous habit (21), bush habit (11), arboreal trees (9), both one climbing and hardy liana. Among the species indicated, 30.2% belong to the Fabaceae family. The flora of the Caatinga presents species with high ornamental potential for diverse uses and landscape effects. There is a need to stimulate the use of native species of the Caatinga Biome in landscaping projects, whose potential is still little valued.

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Author Biographies

Markilla Zunete Beckmann Cavalcante, Federal University of Sao Francisco Valley
Docente Associado I do Colegiado de Engenharia Agronômica / UNIVASF
Daniel Fagner da Silva Dultra, Egresso da Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Egresso do Curso de Engenharia Agronômica, Eng. Agr.
Egresso do Curso de Engenharia Agronômica da UNIVASF
Handerson Leandro da Costa Silva, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Núcleo de Ecologia e Monitoramento Ambiental, Eng. Agr.
Egresso do Curso de Engenharia Agronômica da UNIVASF
Jarina Coelho Cotting, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Graduanda do Curso de Ciências Biológicas
Graduanda do Curso de Ciências Biológicas
Sheila Daniella Pereira da Silva, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Discente egressa do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia (Produção Vegetal)
Discente egressa do o Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agronomia (Produção Vegetal)
José Alves de Siqueira Filho, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Prof. Dr. do Colegiado de Ciências Biológicas
Prof. Dr. do Colegiado de Ciências Biológicas
Published
06-04-2017
How to Cite
Beckmann Cavalcante, M. Z., Dultra, D. F. da S., Silva, H. L. da C., Cotting, J. C., Silva, S. D. P. da, & Siqueira Filho, J. A. de. (2017). Ornamental potential of Caatinga Biome species. Comunicata Scientiae, 8(1), 43-58. https://doi.org/10.14295/cs.v8i1.2649
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