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Table 7 Suppliers’, manufacturers’, Retailers’ and Consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for pestle

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

Local name Botanical name Manufactures (n=22)(%) Suppliers (n=22)(%) Consumers* (n=106)(%) Retailers (n=25)(%)
Esia Combretodendron africanum 75 67 62 70
Mansonia Mansonia altissima 0 0 6 0
Odum Chlorophora excelsa 0 0 5 0
Osina - 0 0 5 0
Teak Tectona grandis 0 0 10 0
Wanton Morus mesozygia 25 33 12 30
Total   100 100 100 100
  1. *Excludes 19 respondents who claimed not to be knowledgeable in wood species.