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Table 13 Suppliers’, manufacturers’, retailers’ and consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for wooden spoon

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 4.5 22.3 0 0
Apru Nesogordonia papaverifera 0 0 0 4
Bamboo Oxytenanthera abyssinica 4.5 0 8.8 0
Besedua Cola acuminate 0 0 5.6 0
Danta Cistanthera papaverifera 22.9 37.2 0 12
Funtum Funtumia elastica 0 0 5.6 0
Guarea Guarea reichard 9.1 0 0 0
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa 9.1 0 11.2 0
Mahogany Khaya senegalensis 9.1 22.3 0 12
Nyamedua Alstonia boonei 0 0 11.2 0
Odum Chlorophora excelsa 9.1 0 5.6 32
Papao Afzelia africana 18.2 0 0 24
Redwood Sequoia sempervirens 0 0 0 4
Sese Funtumia africana 4.5 0 8.8 0
Teak Tectona grandis 4.5 9.1 0 12
Wawa Triplochiton scleroxylon 4.5 9.1 43.2 0
Total   100 100 100 100