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Table 2 Specific uses of the four varieties of Ravenala madagascariensis according to surveys done in Ambalabe

From: Ethnobotanical and economic value of Ravenala madagascariensisSonn. in Eastern Madagascar

Local name Use category Uses Parts used Abundance
Bemavo Human food Cooked as vegetable Heart High
Construction Wall Petioles and trunk
Floor Trunk
Roofs Leaves
Utensils and tools Ropes and moorings Petiole fibers
Hirana Human food Cooked as vegetable Heart Rare
Construction Floor Trunk
Medicinal and veterinary Regulates albumin levels Heart
Horonorona Construction Floor Trunk High
Roofs Leaves
Menafalaka Construction Floor Trunk Rare
   Roofs Leaves