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2 December 2023

Updated brief tab: Amanita protecta.

9 September 2023

Updated tech tab: Amanita justicei.

13 August 2023:

Added directory page: All links to color variants of Amanita chrysoblema are consolidated on a single page which is named "species chrysoblema."

7 August 2023:

page changes: Amanita sp-T53 is merged with A. trygonion and the temporary code is abandoned permanently.  This means sp-T35 disappears from the provisional subsection Penetratrices.

Updated techtabs: Amanita penetratrix.

4-6 August 2023:

Updated techtabs: Extensive additions were made to Amanita penetratrix in the discussion of subsection Penetratrices.  Both sources for membership in the Penetratrices are extended and complete to the extent of our knowledge. We are targetting production of an updated morphological characterization of the subsection with the hope of clearly excluding A. petersenii on morphological grounds.  We also are targeting enough phylogenetic work to find "natural" subdivisions of the subsection.

23 July 2023:

New taxon page: A new provisional species of section Vaginatae is added to the site from North Carolina—A. taciturna. It is unassuming or "quiet" because it lacks bright colors and doesn't call attention to itself.&mbsp; However, its ITS-LSU sequences are very distinctive.  A skeleton page has been posted.

23 July 2023: The range of Amanita albiceps is extended from Quebec to Wisconsin and Texas.

A number of new sequences (ITS, ITS-LSU, and LSU) have been posted to GenBank and GB accession numbers are being posted to the WAO website today.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albiceps, ...

10 July 2023:

Updated techtab: Amanita domingensis.

3-9 July 2023:

New taxon page: Amanita sp-ONT05 is new from Ontario, Canada.  It is based on another collection by Eva Skific.  Genetically, nothing in GenBank is within 1.3% genetic distance of this proposed entity.

Temporary code disappears: Amanita sp-DR01 is permantly merged into Amanita domingensis. The temporary code is permanently retired.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita balmei and A. batonrougensis.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-ONT04 and A. sp-ONT05.

24 June-2 July 2023:

Updated brief tab: Amanita submaculata.

Updated techtabs: Amanita canescens, A. cornelihybrida, A. flavorubens, A. penetratrix, A. rhodinsulae, and Zhuliangomyces subillinita.

2-7 June 2023:

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-V04 is a submetallic gray species of stirps SororculaAmanita sp-xanthomitra03 is a distinct speicies somewhat reminiscent of A.xanthomitra of stirps Ceciliae.

Upated techtabs: Amanita batonrouge, A. carolinensis, A. peckiana, A. sp-canadensis01, A. sp-MO10, A. sp-V04, and A. sp-xanthomitra03.

19-24 May 2023:

New taxon page: Amanita sp-T53 is placed in the provisional subsection Penetratrices of section Vaginatae.

Updated techtabs: Amanita balmei, A. bisporigera, A. floridella, A.fulva, A. helmettensis, A. lividopallescens, A. pseudopenetrans, A. sp-canadensis01, A. sp-N63, A. sp-S14, A. submaculata, A. xanthomitra, Zhuliangomyces subillinitus.

10-16 May 2023:

Updated brief tabs: Amanita anthracina, A. sarahae, A. sp-65, A. sp-AZ23, A. sp-F11, A. sp-IN01, A. sp-ITAL01, A. sp-KY04, A. sp-KY04, A. sp-LA03, A. sp-LA04, A. sp-MO04, A. sp-N66, and A. sp-S12, A. sp-S14, A. sp-S16.

Updated techtabs: Amanita fulva, A. pseudopenetrans, A. sp-F22, A. sp-QUE05, A. sp-QUE06, A. sp-S12, A. sp-subvirginiana01, A. sturgeonii, A. suballiacea, A. subbasiana, A. trygonion, and A. verna.

1-7 May 2023:

New taxon page: Amanita sp-F22 in section Vaginatae.

Updated techtabs: Amanita banningiana, A. georgiensis, A. huijsmanii, A. homolalittenii, A. labiliannulus, A magniverrucata, A. pseudopenetrans, A. sharkriverensis, A. sp-A06, A. sp-AUS18, A. suballiacea, A. sturgeonii, A. subvaginata, A. williamsiae.

23-30 April 2023:

New taxon pages: Amanita insolens and A. sp-QUE05 of Amanita sect. Amidella.

Updated brief tab: Amanita floridella.

Updated techtabs: Amanita floridella, A. pakistanica, and A. thria.

9 April 2023:

Updated techtab: Amanita chrysoblema.

1-14 March 2023:

Possibly new taxon: Amanita sp-S20 is represented only by a partial specimen and its flawed rpb2 sequence that suggest its placement in the provisional subsection Penetratrices.  Possibly, it will prove to be a known species of the subsection.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-T52, A. sturgeonii, and A. suballiacea.

18-24 February 2023:

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-T32 and A. whetstoneae.

12-17 February 2023:

Updated techtabs: Amanita austrowellsii and A. sp-AUS12.

1-6 February 2023:

New collections accessioned in WAO: The number of collections of Amanitaceae in the herbarium is now 9,267.

Updated brief tab: Amanita amerivirosa.

Updated techtabs:??

25-31 January 2023:

New page: Amanita sp-T52 is added to section Amidella.

Updated techtabs: Amanita balmei, A. bisporigera, A. insinuans, A. rooseveltensis, A. thiersii, Zhuliangomyces subillinitus.

19 January 2023:

All herbarium shelves are accessible. There is still lots of junk piled in the herbarium, but the room is about to be fully usable in a post flood form.  That is to say, everything that should be there is there, and everything that should be somewhere else is still there in part.  About 24 hours away is a workable work table and a workable small desk...cross fingers.

We're working on submission of many sequences to GenBank, with particular focus on section Amanita section Amidella.  The genes targeted are nrITS, nrLSU, and rpb2.

Updated techtab: Amanita floridella.

1 Jan. 2023: Happy New Year.

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