The yield of Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont) singer was evaluated following its cultivation on sawdust from seven economic trees (Mansonia altissima, Piptadeniastrum africanum, Nesogordonia papaverifera, Combretodendron macrocarpum, Terminalia sp., Khaya ivorensis and Brachystegia nigerica). The sawdust in each case was supplemented with 20% oil palm fruit fibers. Good growth was observed in all the sawdust except Combretodendron macrocarpum. Between the control and each sample, differences in mean mycelial density were significant (p = 0.05) but differences among the different supplemented sawdust media were not. Supplementation with 20% oil palm fruit fibers advanced the time of primordial emergence and enhanced the fresh weight and number of flushes of the mushroom. The sawdust giving the highest yield was Brachystegia nigerica while the one with the lowest was Combretodendron macrocarpum.
S.M. Ayodele and E.O. Akpaja , 2007. Yield Evaluation of Lentinus squarosulus (Mont) Sing. On Selecte Sawdust of Economic Tree Species Supplemented with 20% Oil Palm Fruit Fibers
. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 1098-1102.