Journal of
Yeast and Fungal Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Yeast Fungal Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2413
  • DOI: 10.5897/JYFR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 129

Full Length Research Paper

Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus mushrooms on Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves in Dilla University, Ethiopia

Fekadu Alemu
Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Dilla University,P.O.Box., 419, Dilla, Ethiopia
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 August 2013
  •  Published: 30 October 2013


Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves were assessed for supporting growth of Pleurotus ostreatus. Comparatively, sholla leaves were highly supportive and their fruiting bodies appeared late, while coffee leaves were also supportive and their fruiting bodies appeared early. Results of the cultivation of Pleurotus on coffee and sholla leaves showed that they have promising effect for sustainable development, food security and supply. This study therefore revealed that both coffee and sholla leaves can serve as good substrates for mushroom cultivation.


Key words: Coffea arabica, Ficus sycomorus, fruiting body, mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus,Sholla, coffee