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Historic notes related to early postings of GenBank accession numbers related to certain voucher collections.
Legacy News (from old "Amanita Studies" site, fragmentary)

12-18 August 2019

Updated brief tab: Amanita fulvoides and A. sp-NW09.

Updated techtab: Amanita fulvoides, Amanita pseudopenetrans, and A. supravolvata.

8-9 August 2019

New taxon page: Amanita paludosa is a species we have assigned Amanita stirps Friabilis.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-T24.

Updated techtabs: Amanita friabilis and A. paludosa.

20-21 July 2019

New taxon page: Amanita mansehraensis has recently been described from Pakistan.  It is a species of section Vaginatae with the most common form of nrLSU 5' motif.

Updated techtab: Amanita mansehraensis.

16-18 July 2019

Updated brief tabs: Amanita audubonensis, A. lividopallescens, and A. sp-C22.

Updated techtabs: Amanita audubonensis, A. brunneoumbonata, A. cinnamomea, A. lividopallescens, A. maryaliceae, and A. sp-C22.

15 July 2019

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-PORT01, A. sp-PORT02, and A. sp-PORT03.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-PORT01, A. sp-PORT02, and A. sp-PORT03.

12 July 2019

New species: Amanita sp-IN02 is a new species of "ringed ringless Amanita" from Indiana.  Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-IN01.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-IN02.

9-10 July 2019

New taxon page: Amanita sp-rubescens01 and A. rubescens02 have been added to the site.  One of the new pages will probably be merged eventually with A. rubescens.  Until we have a decision on this we will maintain separate pages.  We ask for your patience as always.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-amerirubescens02, A. rubescens01, and A. rubescens02.

7-8 July 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita rooseveltensis and A. sponsus.

4-6 July 2019

New taxon page Two new or unrecognized species from Europe.  The first is distinguished by unusual characteristics of its fragmented nrITS and its nrLSU has been added with the temporary code Amanita sp-ITAL02.  The second is distinguished by its (not fragmented) DNA.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-ITAL02 and A. sp-ITAL03.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cetivenorus, A. cyclops, A. penetratrix, A. sp-61, A. sp-ITAL02, and A. sp-ITAL03.

26-30 June 2019

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-C24 and A. sp-C25 are new species of section Vaginatae from California, U.S.A.  Amanita sp-C18 is replaced by a provisional name, A. calisorora.

To explore further: It may be that the temporary code Amanita sp-amerirubescens07 should be seen as a taxonomic synonym to A. maryaliceae. The nrITS and nrLSU sequences are sometimes both pairwise identical in terms of alignments or BLAST results.

Updated brief tab: Amanita austrowellsii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita austrowellsii, A. ifeifensis, A. maryaliceae, A. media/radiata, A. ostendemihi, A. sp-C24, A. sp-C25, A. sp-amerirubescens07, A. sponsus, A. virginiana, and A. wellsii.

22-23 June 2019

Added taxon page: Amanita oldwickensis added in skeletal form.

New provisional name: Amanita sp-WI02 and A. sp-GSM07 are combined under a new provisional name, Amanita jakeslandingensis.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita jakeslandingensis and A. oldwickensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita jakeslandingensis, A. oldwickensis, and A. velatipes.

19-21 June 2019.

Added taxon pages: Amanita sp-constricta01 and A. sp-constricta04.

New provisional name: Amanita lindgreniana replaces the temporary code A. sp-WA03.

Updated techtabs: Amanita constricta, A, crassiputamen, A. pachycolea, A. pachyvolvata, A. sp-constricta01, and A. sp-constricta04.

15-16 June 2019

New taxon: Amanita ifeifensis is proposed on the grounds of microanatomy (unusually elongate to cylindric spores) and a good quality sequence covering the ITS part of the proposed barcode gene and more than 1100 characters of a contiguous nrLSU segment.

Updated brief tab: Amanita ifeifensis.

Updated techtab: Amanita ifeifensis and A. penetratrix.

10-14 June 2019

New taxa: Amanita scutum is proposed as the name of an apparently new taxon with three color zones on the cap having a dark-light-dark ordering and the less common nrLSU 5' motif seen in A. penetratrix and other recently proposed species of the Vaginatae.  Two new species of section Phalloideae have been described from Africa—A. bweyeyensis and A. harkoneniana.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita maryaliceae and A. ostendemihi.

Updated techtabs: Amanita bweyeyensis, A. harkoneniana, Amanita maryaliceae, A. ostendemihi, A. scutum, and Amanita sp-GSM02.

5-9 June 2019

New taxa: Amanita petroleum is a newly proposed taxon from the Gulf Coast states of the U.S. with a very black cap that can be quite viscid when wet.  It can be mistaken for A. anthracina in the field.  We are just beginning to learn about it, and a new page has been established for it. Amanita pseudoinsinuans is another, new "ringed ringless amanita." Its cap is distinctly more brown than that of insinuans.  Its volva appears to become gray and friable. These taxa were found by Logan Wiedenfeld and were distinguished molecularly using data from Stephen Russell and colleagues at Purdue.  The temporary code name "Amanita sp-MO02" is replaced by a provisional name A. ostendemihi."

Updated brief tabs: Amanita ostendemihi, A. petroleum, and A. pseudoinsinuans.

Updated techtabs: Amanita ostendemihi, A. petroleum, A. pseudoinsinuans, and A. sp-C22.

3 June 2019

New taxon: Amanita sp-LA03 is an apparently new taxon of section Vaginatae from Louisiana with a dark brown cap. Updated brief tab: Amanita supravolvata.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-C05 and A. supravolvata.

27-31 May 2019

Deleted temporary codes: Amanita sp-IA01 is synonymized with A. rooseveltensis.  Data from the deleted page has been merged with the data for A. rooseveltensis.  Two Norwegian collections treated formerly as "sp. NOR1" are genetically identical to A. cetovenorisAmanita sp-longicuneus02 has been given a provisional name, "Amanita salmonriverensis."

Updated brief tabs: Amanita cetovenoris and A. rooseveltensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cetovenoris, A. elongatior, A. rooseveltensis, A. salmonriverensis, and A. sp-N61.

22-23 May 2019

Site changes: Amanita sp-C23 will be merged with A. crassiputamen based on new genetic data.  A new probable species known from Louisiana will be proposed with the name Amanita audubonensis, in honor of Audubon Park in New Orleans.

Updated brief tab: Amanita crassiputamen.

Updated techtabe: Amanita crassiputamen, A. sp-N46, and A. supravolvata.

17 May 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita luteolovelata.

13-15 May 2019

New taxon page: Amanita sp-F05 based on a 1985 Greg Wright collection from Florida has been posted on the site because of a good quality nrITS sequence based on data from NAMP (Purdue).

Merging of pages: The data for the former Amanita sp-AZ30 is being merged into the page for A. pahasapaensis.  The temporary code "Amanita sp-AZ30" will be permanently retired.  Amanita sp-AZ29 has been merged with Amanita castellae for similar reasons (new data acquired).

More specific grouping: Amanita sp-PORT02 is moved to stirps Rooseveltensis.

Updated technical tabs: Amanita austrowellsii, A. castellae, A. pahasapaensis, A. petersenii, and A. sponsus.

9 May 2019

Updated brief tabs: Amanita zonata, A. brunneomaculata, A. lanigera, A. parvicurta, and A. pinophila

Updates techtabs: Amanita batonrougensis and A. subovalispora.

7-8 May 2019

Updated brief tabs: Amanita batonrougensis, A. neocinctipes, A. olivaceofusca, A. orienticrocea, A. pallidozonata, A. retenta, A. shennongjiana, A. sp-AUS13, and A. tenuifulva

Updated techtabs: Amanita batonrougensis, A. longicunreus, A. sp-AUS18, A. sp-AZ31, A. sp-DR01, A. sp-ITAL01, A. spreta, and A. waterlooensis.

2-4 May 2019

Updated brief tabs: Amanita alboumbelliformis, A. fuscoflava, A. pseudoprinceps, A. rubroflava, A. sp-C22, A. squarrosipes, and A. sp-AUS13.

Updated techtabs: Amanita chuangtuia, A. chiui, A. griseoumbonata, A. neocinctipes, A. olivaceofusca, A. orientifulva, A. pallidozonata, A. retenta, A. shennongjiana,] A. ap-AUS13, A. tenuifulva, and A. zonata.

30 April 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita aestivalis and Amanita brunnescens.

24 April 2019

Updated brief tabs: Amanita flavopantherina, A. griseopantherina, and A. pseudopantherina.

17-19 April 2019

News: In the button stage, the cap of Amanita submaculata may be entirely white, with the typical pigmentation developing as the cap begins to expand.  This discovery is due to the collecting, photography, observation, and persistence of David Wasilewski. See hereAmanita lignitincta has been validated.

Brief tab: Amanita lignitincta.

Updated techtabs: Amanita fulva—Eurasian, A. lignitincta, and A. submaculata.

6-9 April 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita georgiensis, A. suballiacea, and A. waterlooensis.

27 March 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita cornelihybrida, A. sp-AUS13, and A. waterlooensis.

20-24 March 2019

New taxon pages: Two new provisional names are proposed for apparent taxa in section Vaginatae: Amanita batonrougensis and Amanita waterlooensis.  The temporary code, Amanita sp-LA01 is now permanently retried.  The material previsously under that name is now considered to be A. batonrougensis.  A new grouping of taxa in section Vaginatae has been identified as Amanita stirps Rooseveltensis.

Updated brief tab: Amanita batonrougensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita batonrougensis, A. coprinopsoides, A. penetratrix, and A. waterlooensis.

14-17 March 2019

New taxon page: Amanita sp-DR02 has been added represeting a new species of Amanita section Vaginatae from the Dominican Republic.

Updated brief tab: Amanita velatipes.

Updated techtabs: Amanita pakimpondensis, A. sp-DR01, A. sp-DR02, and sp-LA02.

9-11 March 2019

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-AZ31 is an apparently new species of section Vaginatae having the characteristic nrLSU 5' motif of "series Penetratrices"; it is reported from Arizona.  Amanita sp-AUS18 is a new species of Amanita (sect. Amanita) stirps Umbrinella reported in association with Eucalyptus from New South Wales.

Updated tech tabs: Amanita albertellarum, A murinoflammeum, A. penetratrix, A. roseolamellata, A. sp-AUS18, A. sp-AZ31, A. umbrinella, and A. umbrinelloides.

7-8 March 2019

New taxon page: Amanita sp-ITAL01 is a species not presently having an identified sequence deposited in GenBank. The nrITS for the new cryptonom. temp. matches an environmental sample from a Quercus root tip collected in Germany (GenBank KM576299).

Updated techncial tabs: Amanita roseolamellata, A. spreta, A. thria, and A. umbrinella.

2 March 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita sponsus.

26 February 2019

Updated technical tabs: Amanita cornelihybrida, A. longicuneus, A. magniverrucata, A. murrilliana, A. penetratrix, A. sp-C22, A. sp-longicuneus02, A. sp-Madagasc01, A. sp-PORT01, A. sp-PORT02, and A. sp-T47.

21-25 February 2019

New temporary code: Amanita sp-subvirginiana01 has been established in skeletal form to hold data on collections which have been separated from A. virginiana and may fit the description of A. subvirginiana.

Updated techtabs: Amanita longicuneus, A. magniverrucata, A. smithiana, A. sp-44, A. sp-subvirginiana01, A. subvirginiana, and A. virginiana.

19-20 February 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita arenicola, A. arkansana, A. atkinsoniana, A. basii, A. cinnamomescens, A. cistetorum, A. codinae, A. eijii, A. goauldiorum, A. mappa, A. murrilliana, A. mutabilis, A. protecta, A. pruittii, A. roseolamellata, A. simulans, A. solitaria, A. sp-amerifulva02, A. sp-PORT02, A. spreta, A. sturgeonii, A. suballiacea, and A. tephrea.

12-17 February 2019

Removal of taxon page: Amanita sp-GSM05 has now been deleted.  The contents of that page have been merged with the A. longicuneus page.  Macroscopic descriptions on techtabs, GenBank links, photographs, and spore measurement data are now located on the correct pages.  Please advise RET if you see any problems.

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-longicuneus02, A. sp-longicuneus03, and A. sp-longicuneus04.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-SAfr01 and A. sp-SAfr02.

Updated techtabs: Amanita austrostraminea, A. fulva, A. justicei, A. kryorhodon, A. longicuneus, A. penetratrix, A. roseolamellata, A. sp58, A. sp-amerifulva01, A. sp-amerifulva02, A. sp-IA01, A. sp-longicuneus02, A. sp-longicuneus03, A. sp-longicuneus04, A. sp-NFL11, A. sp-SAfr01, A. subparvipantherina, and A. texasorora.

9-11 February 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita chrysoblema, A. cistetorum, A. fulva, A. sp-amerifulva01, and A. sp-amerifulva02.

5 February 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita fulva.

1-4 February 2019

Taxonomic synonymy rejected: The name Amanita ochraceomaculata is re-separated from A. fulva.

Updated techtabs: Amanita brunnescens, A. elongatior, A. fulva, A. morrisii, A. ocraceomaculatea, A. sp-amerifulva01, A. sp-amerifulva02, A. sponsus, and A. sturgeonii.

31 January 2019

New usage of page: The page named Amanita amerifulva has been converted to a facility for storage of a list of fulvoid collections that for one reason or another have not been sequenced.  To provide what seems at present to be a complete set of targets for sequenced collections in the North American group within Amanita stirps Fulva, we have added two new pages for taxa that are well supported by DNA studies and are apparently new to North America.  The temporary codes for these pages are Amanita sp-amerifulva01 and Amanita sp-amerifulva02.

28-30 January 2019

Deletion of page/name: Amanita advenienticometa is superfluous and is deleted in favor of Amanita elongatior Lamoureux nom. prov.  All data from the former page has been transferred to the latter.

Updated brief tab: Amanita elongatior.

Updated techtabs: Amanita brunnescens, A. elongatior, A. macerisolum, A. sponsus, and A. sturgeonii.

24 January 2019

A page disappears: Amanita daimonioctantes is now merged with Amanita fulva.  To simplify the maintenance work on the site.  The populations of A. fulva in North America will be treated separately from the Eurasian populations of the same species: The former Amanita daimonioctantes page is now called "Amanita fulva—North_American." The former "Amanita fulva" page is now called "Amanita fulva—Eurasian."

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-C21.

18 January 2019

New taxon page: A new temporary code (Amanita sp-AUS17) has been created for a lepidella species originally collected by Lucy Albertella near her parent's former home in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.  The DNA appears not to be on record.  We will explore whether or not the species has been previously described.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-AUS17.

Updated tech tab: Amanita sp-AUS17.

14-15 January 2019:

New name: Amanita sangabrielensis is a provisional name replacing the very old code name A. sp-C03.  The original draft description was written by Greg Wright, who I have previously recognized for sending me many amanitas during a period stretching from 30-40 years ago.  The Mycoflora lab and Stephen Russell have made possible the sequencing of nrLSU DNA from the old material from the San Gabriel Mountains (CA).

Updated techtabs: Amanita ameripanthera, A. sangabrielensis, A. sp-AZ07, and A. sponsus.

12 January 2019

New Name: Amanita advenienticometa is a new provisional name replacing the temporary code A. sp-N65. At present the species is known from a few sites between Québec and eastern Pennsylvania.

Updated brief tab: Amanita advenienticometa.

Updated techtabs: Amanita advenienticometa, A. multisquamosa, and A. subvelatipes.

8-10 January 2019

New taxon pages: A new taxon page is added for a rubescent species found in Africa, but possibly not of Africa origin: Amanita sp-SAfr02.  A suspected new species very similar to Amanita wellsii has a new taxon page under the name Amanita austrowellsii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita austrowellsii, A. luteolovelata, A. sp-amerirubescens05, A. sp-M15, A. sp-N65, A. sp-OR02, A. sp-SAfr02, and A. sp-T06.

7 January 2019

Updated techtabs: Amanita chrysoblema, A. luteolovelata, A. sp-SAfr01, and A. thria.

5 January 2019

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-N65.

2 January 2019

Update techtabs: Amanita aureosubucula, A. praeclara, A. simulans, A. pubescens sensu Coker, A. sp-amerirubescens05, A. sp-amerirubescens07, A. sp-AZ28, A. sp-C21, A. sp-LA02, A. sp-MN03, A. sp-N66, and A. sp-T31.

1 January 2019

Happy New Year.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-amerirubescens05.

End of year stats (1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2018)

As in previous years, these stats do not include visits by spiders, worms, robots, and their ilk.  We believe that the following statistics represent human traffic on the site.

Total visits = 184,656...9% increase...  [2017: 169,930...36% over 2016]
Total page-visits = 1,882,460...68% increase...  [2017: 1,121,556...9% over 2016]
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