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Table 9 Suppliers’, manufacturers’, retailers’ and consumers’ preferences for specific wood species for grinding 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

Wood species Respondents
Local name Scientific name Suppliers (n=22)(%) Consumers* (n=106)(%) Retailers n=25)(%)
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa 0 4.8 8
Mahogany Khaya senegalensis 46 8.8 12
Nyamedua Alstonia boonei 0 33.6 44
Odum Chlorophora excelsa 27.2 19.2 28
Teak Tectona grandis 0 0 8
Wawa Triplochiton scleroxylon 13.4 33.6 0
Wonton Morus mesozygia 13.4 0 0
Total   100 100 100
  1. *Excludes 19 respondents who claimed not to be knowledgeable in wood species.