Volume 10 Part 2 Article 43
Title: Nigeria and the Mushroom
Author: S.K. Ogundana
Mushrooms, as commonly understood by Nigerians, are the edible fruiting bodies of Basidiomycetes even though the average Nigerian recognises some poisonous types. Some mushrooms are held sacred because of the myths attached to the discoveries of such mushrooms. Nigerian names for different species of mushrooms usually are descriptive and give an indication either of texture, taste, morphology, growth habit or habitat. Nigerians have put mushrooms in their everyday life including usage as food, preparation of charms and traditional medicine.Please login to download the PDF for this proceeding.