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Table 3 Estimated prices and longevity of plant materials used to build a house of 4x3 m

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

Parts used Local name Part of house Number needed Total price Longevity
Leaves Bemavo Roofs 5-6 bundles of 100 $ 4-5 3 years
Horonorona $ 8-10 3-5 years
Petioles Both Wall 4-5 bundles of 100 $3-10 5-10 years
Trunks Bemavo Floor 8 pieces $ 13 6 years
Horonorona 12 pieces $ 15 5 years
Fibers Both Mooring of roof or walls   ~ $1 5 years