Albatrellus confluens is an edible ectomycorrhizal fungus associated with conifers, widespread in Europe but also present in North America in Europe.There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable forest habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Albatrellus confluens is a rather common and widely distributed in Europe. Also present but less common in North America. The area of occupancy (AOO) of this species is much larger than 2,000 km², and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is much larger than 20,000 km².
The population size is likely to be very large since this is such a widespread species and more or less stable. There is no indication of any decline.
Albatrellus confluens is a terrestrial ectomycorrhizal polypore fungus. It grows preferentially in older conifers and form ectomycorrhiza with conifers (e.g. Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies).
There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly and widely found in conifer woodlands.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Albatrellus confluens is an edible species. Sporocarps shuld be picked young to as it becomes bitter and unappetizing as old. Albatrellus confluens contain grifolin, a potential antitumor natural product (Luo et al 2011).
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