Distribution: Relatively uncommon Western North America, Japan and Korea
Habitat: Old-growth conifer forests
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Edibility: Edible, but rare, so use restraint
The purplish to blackish color, veined fertile surface, and tendency to grow in tight-packed clusters make Polyozellus multiplex easy to identify. If confirmation is necessary, the warty white spores and blackish green reaction of the flesh when potassium hydroxide is applied will cinch the identification.
Edible, but rare, so use restraint
Common Name: Blue Chanterelle, Black Chanterelle