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Table 8 Suppliers,’ retailers’ and consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for grinding bowl

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 Suppliers (n=22)(%) Consumers* (n=106)(%) Retailers (n=25)(%)
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa 0 4 7
Mahogany Khaya senegalensis 47 6 13
Nyamedua Alstonia boonei 0 35 45
Odum Chlorophora excelsa 27 20 28
Teak Tectona grandis 0 0 7
Wawa Triplochiton scleroxylon 13 35 0
Wonton Morus mesozygia 13 0 0
Total   100 100 100
  1. *Excludes 19 respondents who claimed not to be knowledgeable in wood species.