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Table 11 Suppliers’, manufacturers’, retailers’ and consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for cutting/chopping board

From: Assessment of local wood species used for the manufacture of cookware and the perception of chemical benefits and chemical hazards associated with their use in Kumasi, Ghana

  Wood species Respondents
Local name Scientific name Manufacturers (n=22)(%) Suppliers (n=22)(%) Consumers* (n=106)(%) Retailers (n=25)(%)
Albizia Albizia adianthifolia 18.2 20 0 0
Danta Cistanthera papaverifera 27.2 0 0 20
Hyedua Guibourtia ehie 0 0 17 0
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa 13.7 0 0 0
Mahogany Khaya senegalensis 4.5 40 15 8
Mansonia Mansonia altissima 0 30 0 0
Odandam - 0 0 6.6 0
Odum Chlorophora excelsa 0 0 21.7 0
Oframum - 0 0 8.5 0
Papao Afzelia africana 18.2 0 0 8
Redwood Sequoia sempervirens 0 0 16.8 48
Sapelle Entandrophragma cylindricum 13.7 0 0 0
Teak Tectona grandis 4.5 10 0 16
Wawa Triplochiton scleroxylon 0 0 14.4 0
Total   100 100 100 100
  1. * Excludes 19 respondents who claimed not to be knowledgeable in wood species.