History of mushroom hunting and identification in Nigeria
Uzoebo CP, Azeez AA, Akeredolu OA, Adetunji AS, Bolaji OO and Abdulkadir AK
Mushrooms has a long history of use as foods and for traditional medicines in many countries of the world. In the olden times, mushrooms sourcing is entirely from the wild. Identification of mushrooms in those days were typically based on individual knowledge and conversance acquired in the course of exploration and utilization. Nowadays, as a result of advancement in mushroom science, cultivators now produce edible mushrooms commercially, a development which has tremendously impacted the industry. This paper reviews the agelong hunting history and identification practises of mushroom in Nigeria with a view to providing useful information to individuals and scientists who may have interest in studying or carrying out research in the area in the future.