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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)

20-21 October 2018

A new page name: Amanita sp-59 has become Amanita pseudopenetrans. One of the reasons for using this name is that, macroscopically, it seems to have some affinity to species of stirps Penetratrix; however, genetically it is quite distinct from the Penetratrices and, indeed, from all species of section Vaginatae that, to date, have sequences posted in GenBank.

Brief tab update: Amanita pseudopenetrans.

Update techtabs: Amanita coprinopsoides, A. penetratrix, and A. pseudopenetrans.

13-17 October 2018:

Updated techtabs: Amanita carolinensis, A. coprinopsoides, A. penetratrix, A. sp-S10, A. sp-S11, A. sp-S12, A. sp-S13, and A. sp-V03 .

Updated brief tabs: Amanita coprinopsoides and A. sp-58.

7 October 2018:

Updated techtabs: Amanita brunneosquamata, A. changtuia, A. chiui, A. griseoumbonata, A. neocinctipes, A. olivaceofusca, A. orienticrocea, A. pallidozonata, A. retenta, A. shennongjiana, A. subovalispora, A. tenuifulva, and A. zonata.

5 October 2018:

Name change: The fascinating species with dull metal, gray stipe, Amanita sp-N70, becomes A. ferrarii ("The Blacksmith's Ringless Amanita").

2-3 October 2018:

New taxa: Two new U.S. species of "series Penetratrices" are added to the site: Amanita sp-N70, from New York with a gray cap and a smooth gray stem, and A. sp-WI03 from Wisconsin.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-N70 and Amanita sp-WI03.

29-30 September 2018:

New taxon: Amanita dhakuriana, a species of section Vaginatae from the northwestern Himalyas in India.  Amanita argenteoalba is a newly described species of section Lepidella described from the same region.

Updated techtabs: Amanita argenteoalba, A. dhakuriana, and A. suborientifulva.

20-25 September 2018:

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-LA01, A. sp-N65, A. sp-N68, A. sp-10, A. sp-S11, A, sp-S12, and A. sp-S13.

12-14 September 2018:

Updated brief tab: Amanita pubescens sensu Coker.

Updated techtaba: Amanita pubescens sensu Coker and A. sp-MO02.

11 September 2018:

Updated brief tab: Amanita pubescens sensu Coker.

Updated techtab: Amanita pubescens sensu Cokeri.

10 September 2018

New taxon page: Amanita sp-LA01 is a new species that resembles A. rooseveltensis, but is quite distinct on a molecular basis.  The species is represented by a single collection found by Logan Wiedenfeld under a pecan tree in Baton Rouge (again!).

Updated techtabs: Amanita pakimpondensis, A. sp-GSM05, and A. sp-LA01.

8-9 September 2018

New taxon pages: A new set of Thai species of Amanita section Vaginatae are being introduced to the site (with basic publication data, etc.) on new pages: Amanita brunneoprocera, A. brunneosquamata, A. brunneoumbonata, A. cinnamomea, A. flavidocera, A. flavidogrisea, A. luteoparva, A. suborientifulva, and A. subovalispora.

Updated techtab: Amanita pakimpondensis.

5-7 September 2018

New taxon pages: Many more are coming from very active Asian laboratories.  Here are two added on 5 September: Amanita brunneoprocera and A. changtuia.
All twelve new taxa of section Vaginatae from Cui et al. (2018) now have a very basic entry on this site: A. albidostipes, A. changtuia, A. chiui, A. griseoumbonata, A. cinctipes, A. olivaceofusca, A. orienticrocea, A. pallidozonata, A. retenta, A. shennogjiana, A. tenuifulva, and A. zonata.
The new species and new combinations at species rank of section Caesareae from Cui et al. (2018) are as follows: Amanita alboumbelliformis, A. fuscoflava, A. ochracea [raised from variety], A. pseudoprinceps, A. rubroflava, A. squarrosaipes, and A. subhemibapha.

New provisional name: A. pakimpondensis ("Pakim Pond Ringless Amanita") replaces the cryptonom. temp., "sp-56."

Updated brief tab: Amanita pakimpondensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita brunneoprocera, A. changtuia, A. banningiana, A. hesleri, A. justicei, A. pakimpondensis, A. penetratrix, A. sp-WI01, and A. veldiei.

1-4 September 2018

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-N68, A. sp-S11, A. sp-S12, and A. sp-S13 are new species of section Vaginatae distinguished morphologically and/or via molecular sequencing.  The first is due to the continued collecting of Garrett Taylor.  The other apparent novelties come from the collecting of Geoff Balme in the Raleigh area of North Carolina.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albidostipes, A. fuscoflava, A. rubroflava, and A. sp-S12.

29-31 August 2018

Updated techtabs: Amanita alaskensis, A. georgiensis A. praeclara, A. sp-IA01, A. sp-WI01, A. sp-WI02, A. xanthomitra, and A. williamsiae.

26 August 2018

Updated techtab: Amanita scalaris.

19-21 August 2018

News: 200 new reads arrived from Dr. Kudzma. We are starting with species of sections Vaginatae, Caesareae, and Lepidella.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-56, A. sp-N66, and A. veldiei.

17-18 August 2018

New taxa: The following taxa have just been described from China and pages have been initiated for them: Amanita albidostipes, A. alboumbelliformis, A. flavopantherina, A. fuscoflava, A. griseopantherina, and A. ochracea (≡A. hemibapha var. ochracea), A. pseudopantherina, A. pseudoprinceps, A. rubroflava, A. squarrosipes, and A. abidostipes.

Brief tabs: Amanita melleiabla, A. pseudosychnopyramis, and A. subparvipantherina.

Updated techtabs: Amanita georgiensis, A. melleiabla, A. pseudoprinceps, A. pseudosychnopyramis, and A. subparvipantherina.

14-16 August 2018

New pages: Amanita georgiensis.

Validated names: Amanita rhacopus and A. variicolor.

Updated techtabs: Amanita georgiensis, A. rhacopus, and A. variicolor.

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

Notice: We no longer solicit support for this site. The process became too complex, and we want to focus on the science. We are grateful for the donations we received. Thank you.

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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