No. Mushroom Type Cd Pb
1 P.ostreatus nd (< 0.028) 5.45 ± 1.09c
2 L.edodes nd (< 0.028) 1.52 ± 0.73d
3 A.bisporus#1 nd (< 0.028) 18.0 ± 0.11a
4 A. bisporus#2 nd (< 0.028) 11.7 ± 0.73b
5 A.campestris 4.08 ± 0.38a 8.68 ± 1.95b
6 L.sulphureus nd (< 0.028) 3.40 ± 0.88c,d
7 T.clypeatus nd (< 0.028) 10.1 ± 1.19b
8 T.microcarpus#1 nd (< 0.028) 4.03 ±0.30c,d
9 T.aurantiacus nd (< 0.028) 9.84  ± 1.66b
10 T. microcarpus #2 nd (< 0.028) 12.3 ± 0.32b
11 T.letestui nd (< 0.028) 17.2 ± 1.51a
12 T. sp nd (< 0.028) 11.9 ± 1.72b
♦ Means followed by same letter in the same column are not significantly different (p>0.05)
♦ Data are mean + standard error of three parallel measurements (n=3)
Table 3: Toxic minerals content (mg/kg) of cultivated and wild edible mushrooms collected from Ethiopia in dry basis.