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Table 5 Thirteen tree or palm species used in the highest frequencies for tools

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 purpose
    Urban Rural  
Vitex Vitex cofassus Reinw. ex Bl. Vasara 100 100 Paddle, Furniture, Mortar, Plow
Kapok Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn., Bombax malabaricum DC. Lozi 100 86.7 Pillow
Coconut palm Cocos nucifera L. Nohara 100 86.7 Basket, Hat
Sago palm Metroxylon spp. Edeve 82.4 93.3 Broom
Rattan Calamus spp. Aroso 88.2 86.7 Chair, Tong
Calophyllum Calophyllum spp. Buni 76.5 93.3 Spear hand, Furniture
Fijian longan, taun Pometia pinnata Forst. f. Qema 82.4 80.0 Axe hand
Pemphis Pemphis acidula J.R. & G. Forst. Bobogele 94.1 60.0 Pestle, Coconut opener
White beech Gmelina moluccana Backer ex K.Heyne Qoliti 70.6 80.0 Canoe
Pandanus Pandanus sp. Dalou 41.2 80.0 Mat
Premna Premna corymbosa Rottler & Willd. Zovi 23.5 93.3 Amulet
Pandanus tectorius Pandanus tectorius Park. Pate 29.4 40.0 Mate
Large-leafed mangrove Bruguiera gymnorhiza (L.) Lam. Petu 0 66.7 Pestle, Coconut opener