I was 99% certain I could eat the boletes I found on Thursday… but that 99% wasn’t enough. Here are some shots:
My Audubon mushroom guidebook didn’t contain the species, so this morning I decided to try again via my copy of James Kimbrough’s Common Florida Mushrooms.
Lo and behold, it was in there! And it’s edible! Check out these scans:
Everything matches… from the color to the look and the odor. And it was discovered under live oaks on a shaded lawn. Definitely Tylopilus tabacinus. With a confirmed ID in the bag… I put the mushrooms in the dehydrator and will soon make soup. How do you like that? Florida porcini mushrooms!