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!
A thanks also must go to permies.com, particularly to those who gave suggestions in this thread.
Awesome! Please post after you cook them- I want to know how they taste!
I will. I also found some wild chanterelles this afternoon in a field behind my house. I took my time IDing them, asked others… and then ate them. They were delicious – and now I know yet another wild edible I can harvest.