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Table 4 Preferred tree species for firewood production in different regions ( N= 240)

From: Rural households’ preferences and attitudes towards biomass fuels - results from a comprehensive field survey in Bangladesh

Local names Scientific names Average respondents (%) Average respondents (%)
Kalaroa Nachole Nakla Chakaria
Rain treea, b, c Samanea saman 95 97 85 98 98
Shil Koraia, b, c Albizia procera 89 67 97 100 92
Ama Mangifera indica 81 100 95 100 29
Sissoa, b Dalbergia sissoo 80 42 85 93 98
Ipil-ipila, b, c Leucaena leucocephala 79 60 90 87 78
Akashmonia, b, c Acacia auriculiformis 75 82 93 73 53
Bablaa, b Acacia nilotica 73 87 100 43 62
Mahagonia, b Swietenia mahagoni 72 88 63 90 48
Coconuta Cocos nucifera 72 100 3 88 95
Eucalyptusa, b, c Eucalyptus camaldulensis 70 32 68 83 98
Bansha, c Bambusa spp. 67 72 82 77 37
Kanthala Artocarpus heterophyllus 63 95 52 100 4
Jama, b Syzygium spp. 55 63 65 82 10
Neema, b Azadirachta indica 54 65 95 48 7
Arjunb, c Terminalia arjuna 50 32 67 62 37
Gora-nimb Melia azedarach 39 45 72 38 0
Gamara, b, c Gmelina arborea 37 7 5 78 57
Simula, c Bombax ceiba 36 35 40 57 12
Boroia Ziziphus mauritiana 34 45 47 40 5
Kadama, b Anthocephalus chinensis 33 23 17 87 7
Seguna, c Tectona grandis 31 8 2 73 40
Pitraja, b, c Aphanamixis polystachya 30 40 7 72 0
Khajura, b Phoenix sylvestris 29 75 40 0 0
  1. aSpecies that are grown and/or planted on homestead land; bspecies that are planted on marginal lands for secondary plantation or social forestry; cspecies that are grown and/or planted in state forests.