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Table 6 Suppliers’, manufacturers’, retailers’ and consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for mortar

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)(%)
Apru Nesogordonia papaverifera 4.5 4.5 0 9.1
Asanfran Amphimas ferrugineus 4.5 4.5 0 0
Bese Cola nitida 4.5 0 5.7 0
Danta Cistanthera papaverifera 4.5 18.2 13 9.1
Essia Petersianthus macrocarpus 4.5 0 6.6 0
Kusea Nauclea diderrichii 4.5 9.1 4.7 3
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa 0 0 6.6 0
Mahogany Khaya senegalensis 0 0 7.6 0
Mansonia Mansonia altissima 4.5 4.5 0 0
Nkutodua Butyrospermum paradoxum 13.7 9.1 2.8 15.2
Odandam - 0 0 7.5 0
Odum Chlorophora excelsa 13.7 18.2 33 27.3
Oframum - 0 0 9.7 0
Papao Afzelia africana 27.4 31.9 2.8 36.3
Wonton Morus mesozygia 13.7 0 0 0
Total   100 100 100 100