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Table 12 Suppliers’, manufacturers’, retailers’ and consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for banku ladles

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 Suppliers (n=22)(%) Consumers* (n=106)(%) Retailers (n=25)(%)
Nyamedua Alstoniaboonei 0 11.2 20
Besedua Cola acuminate 0 5.6 0
Odum Chlorophora excels 0 5.6 10
Wawa Triplochiton scleroxylon 50 43.2 50
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa 0 11.2 0
Sese Funtumia africana 0 8.8 0
Bamboo Oxytenanthera abyssinica 18.2 8.8 0
Funtum Funtumia elastica 0 5.6 0
Danta Cistanthera papaverifera 22.7 0 20
Anwimfoosamina Albizia ferruginea 9.1 0 0
Total   100 100 100
  1. *Excludes 19 respondent who claimed not to be knowledgeable in wood species.