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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)

14 August 2018

New pages: Amanita georgiensis.

Updated techtab: Amanita georgiensis.

11 August 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita alaskensis.

7 August 2018

Update breif tab: Amanita tullossiana.

1-2 August 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita tullossiana.

30-31 July 2018

New taxa: Amanita tullossiana, a new species of [section Lepidella subect. ] stirps Cinereoconiafrom northern India is added to the site.  Amanita flavosorora a species of section Vaginatae with with similarities to species of stirps Sororcula collected at the NEMF 2018 foray in SW New York State has also been added.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita crocea, A. flavosorora, and A. tullossiana.

Updated techtabs: Amanita flavosorora and A. tullossiana.

26 July 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-AUS15.

17-20 July 2018

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New taxon: A new species of section Phalloideae from New South Wales, Australia, has been added to the site—Amanita sp-AUS15.  Two new taxa of section Validae from eastern Australia has been added to the site—A. grisea sensu A. E. Wood and A. sp-AUS16.  According to RET's interpretation of the type, the true A. grisea can be assigned to section Amidella.

Update brief tab: Amanita mutabilis.

14 July 2018

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-N46 and A. subglobosa.

20 June 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita microspora.

22 June 2018

Updated brief tab: Amanita coryli.

6-7 June 2018

Updated brief tab: Amanita ochrophylla.

28 May 2018

New stirps and taxonomic moves: The stirps Ovoidea is created and contains Amanita neoovoidea, A. ovoidea, and A. proxima.  This stirps is segregated from section Amidella and is placed in section Lepidella. This movement is justifiable on morphological and molecular grounds. This also results in A. proxima, which contains allenic norleucine being placed in the same section with stirps Rhopalopus the three species of which also contain the nephrotoxin.

14-19 May 2018

Altered hierarchy of section Vaginatae: The effort continues with focus on species with smaller, rounder spores.

Updated brief tab: Amanita crassiputamen.

Updated techtabs: Amanita aurea, A. crassiputamen, A. insinuans, and A. justicei.

13 May 2018

Altered hierarchy: Amanita mortenii finally appears in stirps Submembranacea where it was intended to be, but was not due to a typographical error finally found this a.m.

Updated techtab: Amanita angustilamellata.

10 May 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita emodotrygon.

24 April 2018

Notes: Dr. Elaine Davison advises me that the photographs previously used to illustrate A. ananiceps are more likely to illustrate A. hiltonii.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita ananiceps and Amanita hiltonii.

Updated techtab: Amanita marmorata.

4 April 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita pagetodes.

12-13 March 2018

Removed taxon page: Amanita sp-N62 was the same species as Amanita sp-62.  Since sequences were posted in GenBank under the latter name, Amanita sp-N62 has been removed.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita alaskensis, A. castellae, A. friabilis, A. sp-61, A. sp-62, and A. sp-WI01.

Updated techtabs: Amanita alaskensis, A. castellae, and A. sp-WI02.

2-4 March 2018

Name change: The code name "Amanita sp-AK01" is replaced by the provisional name "Amanita alaskensis."

Updated brief tab: Amanita alaskensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita alaskensis, A. castellae, A. penetratrix, A. rooseveltensis, and A. sp-60.

28 February 2018

New provisional taxon: Amanita castellae

Updated brief tab: Amanita castellae.

Updated techtabs: Amanita carolinensis and A. castellae.

18 - 26 February 2018

Updated techtabs: Amanita amerivirosa, A. bisporigera, A. brunnescens, A. pakistanica, A. sp-56, A. sp-61, A. sp-62, A. suballiacea, A. subcokeri, A. subparvipantherina, and A. williamsiae.

9-10 February 2018

Name change: "Amanita sp-lavendula01" is replaced by a provisional name "Amanita cornelihybrida."

Updated techtabs: Amanita hahatonka and A. justicei.

6-8 February 2018

New taxon: An new ringed species of section Vaginatae with a strobiloid, saccate volva: Amanita griseostrobilacea. Three new species of section Phalloideae from Australia: A. djarilmari, A. gardneri, and A. millsii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita aliena, A. cingulata, A. conara, A. djarilmari, A. gardneri, A. griseostrobilacea, A. millsii, and A. penetratrix.

30 January 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita sponsus.

23 January 2018

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-M36.

18 January 2018

Updated brief tab: Amanita rubescens var. alba and A. sp-WI01.

6 January 2018

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-ONT03.

1 January 2018

Happy New Year.

End of year stats (1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2017)

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.

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