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Table 4 Eleven tree or palm species used in the highest frequencies for building houses

From: Interaction between forest biodiversity and people’s use of forest resources in Roviana, Solomon Islands: implications for biocultural conservation under socioeconomic changes

Common name Scientific name Roviana name Frequency of use: % household using Main purposes
    Urban Rural  
Calophyllum Calophyllum spp. Buni 100 100 Floor, Wall, Post
Vitex Vitex cofassus Reinw. ex Bl. Vasara 88.2 100 Floor, Wall, Post
Sago palm Metroxylon spp. Edeve 82.4 93.3 Roof, Wall
Rattan Calamus spp. Aroso 82.4 93.3 Rope
Betel nut palm (wild) Areca macrocalyx Zipp. Ex Bl. Heta pinomo 82.4 93.3 Rafter, Wall, Floor
Flueggea Flueggea flexuosa Müll.Arg. Mavuana 70.6 93.3 Post
Fijian longan, taun Pometia pinnata Forst. f. Qema 94.1 20.0 Floor, Wall, Post
Large-leafed mangrove Bruguiera gymnorhiza (L.) Lam. Petu 47.1 66.7 Post, Rafter
Brown Kurrajong Commersonia bartramia (L.) Merr. Zamara 0 66.7 Rafter, Beam
Timonius timon Timonius timon (Spreng.) Merr. Toqoneta 41.2 13.3 Beam
Dillenia salomonensis Dillenia salomonensis (C.T. White) Hoogl. Kapuhu 0 46.7 Floor, Post