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December 19 2012:

Slow response time: For the last three days users of the site have experienced degraded response time for page loads.  The problem has been traced to a site to which we interface for some services that are rarely if ever used by our visitors. We terminated the connections to that site, and our response time appears to be reasonable again.

December 17 2012:

Update techtab: Amanita protecta.

December 15 2012:

Site usage: Today this site received its 43,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 22.38 GBytes of data in the present year.

New site feature: Yesterday, we posted a searchable, sortable, filterable version of our previously private DNA sequence collection catalog.  We did this not because we thought the page is in finished condition. (There is more that we want to do with it.) We made it public because we have the expectation that the number of sequences available on the site is going to greatly increase in size over the coming months, and we wanted our users to be able to look through the data for their own purposes as soon as the data is available.

The page in question is www.amanitaceae.org?Amanitaceae+genetic+sequence+collection.

December 11 2012:

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-S06.

December 10 2012:

Modifications related to nrITS subloci termini were made today.  The description of the juncture of the ITS1 3' and 5.8S 5' termini has been modified.

December 7 2012:

Updated techtabs: Amanita jacksonii, A. sp-M36, A. sp-Thai03, and A. vernicoccora.

December 6 2012:

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-N19 and A. sp-O02.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-N19.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-N19 and A. sp-O02.

Updated illustrated checklists: (1) The U.S. checklist for amanitas of Arizona and New Mexico was updated by division of the old section Vaginatae sensu Corner and Bas into section Caesareae and the new section Vaginatae sensu Zhu-L. Yang.
(2) The illustrated checklist for the species of Amanitaceae of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has finally been updated and converted to the format of the present site.

December 5 2012:

Updated techtab: Amanita pruittii.

December 4 2012:

New taxon page: Amanita sp-GSM02, A. sp-GSM03, A. sp-GSM04, and A. sp-GSM05.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-GSM02, A. sp-GSM03, A. sp-GSM04, and A. sp-GSM05.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-GSM02, A. sp-GSM03, A. sp-GSM04, and A. sp-GSM05.

December 3 2012:

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-S06 and A. sp-S07.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-S06 and A. sp-S07.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-S06 and A. sp-S07.

December 2 2012:

New genetic sequence data coming next week: Santiago Sanchez has advised us that GenBank will make available on or about 5 December numerous nrITS sequences that originated in a phylogenetic research program at theDr. J.-M. Moncalvo's laboratory at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Prov. Ontario, Canada.  Many of these sequences are based on collections that satisfy the requirements for posting the sequences on this site.  We look forward to adding this data to < www.amanitaceae.org >.

Updated brief tab: Amanita peckiana.

November 30 to December 1 2012:

Work continued on the regional checklist for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ATBI.

Reclassification of taxon: Amanita pakistanica has been moved from sect. Caesareae to sect. Amanita on the basis of recent genetic sequencing in the Moncalvo lab. at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Updated brief tab: Amanita pakistanica.

Updated techtab: Amanita pakistanica.

November 28 2012:

Updated brief tab: Amanita frostiana.

November 28 2012:

A number of edits have been made in the "Teaching Topics."  A new "Teaching Topic" ("Basics of Spore Measurement") has been added.

"Basics of Spore Measurement" is also available as a separate page:

< ?Basics+of+Spore+Measurement >

Another new page on a related topic is

< ?Spore+Data+in+an+Upside+Down+Bargraph >.  The latter page includes a treatment of "giant" spores with methods of detecting them from your spore measurement data.

November 26 2012:

Site usage: Today www.amanitaceae.org has received its 40,000th visit for 2012.  So far this year, we have downloaded 20.87 Gbytes of data to our users.

November 23 2012:

Updated brief tabs: Amanita cacaina, A. hayalyuy, A. sp-Kerala-1, and A. sp-Litten_L_715.

November 23 2012:

Updated brief tab: Amanita cacaina.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cacaina and Limacella myochroma.

November 20 2012:

New Teaching Topic: "Starting to use the ?User+sporograph page"

Updated brief tabs: Amanita cacaina and Limacella subillinita.

November 19 2012:

New taxon page: Limacella myochroa.

Updated techtabs: Limacella guttata and L. myochroa.

November 17 2012:

Updated brief tab: Amanita curtipes.

November 16 2012:

Updated brief tabs: Amanita curtipes, A. sp-Kerala01, and A. valens.

Updated techtabs: Amanita curtipes, A. valens, and A. whetstoneae.

November 15 2012:

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-Kerala01.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-Kerala01.

November 14 2012:

New taxon page: Amanita sp-Kerala01.

Other new page: Since we are becoming more involved in gather sequences of the nuclear ribosomal RNA Internal Transcribed Spacer (nrITS), we have begun looking at the various forms taken by motifs that are used to located the boundaries of the three subcomponents of nrITS. We are cataloging what we find on a new page titled "Nuclear Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer Sublocus Terminal Motifs in the Amanitaceae."

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-Kerala01.

November 11 2012:

Updated techtab: Amanita bisporigera.

November 8 2012: Over 25 cm of wet, heavy snow pulling down trees poorly held by the watersoaked soil.  Lost power again.  Back in the Roasting Post.

November 7 2012:

Site usage: Yesterday (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 37,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 19.37 Gbytes of data in the present year.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-AZ18 and A. sp-AZ26.

November 6 2012:

Updated brief tabs: Amanita eremites, A. mediinox, Amanita sp-M15, A. sp-M16, A. sp-M17, and A. vernicoccora.

November 5 2012: Power and internet are restored in Roosevelt, New Jersey, U.S.A.  We are grateful to the businesses in Hightstown (especially Bassem Hassan's Roasting Post Cafe) that allowed us to use their wifi systems during our 6 days without power after Hurricane Sandy.

Taxon page added: Amanita sp-M33.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-M17, A. sp-M20, A. sp-M21, and A. sp-M22.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-M13, A. sp-M15, A. sp-M16, A. sp-M17, A. sp-M18, A. sp-M20, A. sp-M21, A. sp-M22, A. sp-M23, and A. sp-M33.

November 4 2012: Back in Hightstown at the coffee shop "office."

New version of regional checklist: The regional checklist for Arizona and New Mexico based largely on the collections from the Chiricahua Mycoflora Project. This checklist was never completed when it was first compiled several years ago and is still in need of "fleshing out."  Nevertheless, we think it can be helpful in its current form.  Comments from users collecting in the area in question are welcome.

Updated techtab: Amanita polypyramis.

November 3 2012: Back in Hightstown...this time in a coffee shop.

Updated techtab: Amanita cacaina.

Updated brief tab: Amanita lividopallescens sensu Boudier.

November 2 2012: Editing the website in a Dunkin Donut shop!  In Roosevelt, we still don't have power, phone, or internet.  Luckily we have public water and a wood/coal stove that (luckily) still works.

New taxon page: Amanita cacaina and A. sp-MO01 of sect. Vaginatae.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cacaina and A. sp-MO01.

October 31 2012: After Hurricane Sandy 🎃

The Roosevelt, New Jersey team has been without power since the beginning of the storm, Monday night.  Users will find that the site is still up and running, but our interaction with the site/users will be down until power is restored to the area.  It is unclear how long this outage will last.

October 29 2012: Hurricane Sandy

At this time, the Roosevelt, New Jersey team is expecting a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy today and tomorrow.  We trust that this site will remain up during that time, but loss of power is to be expected in our region, which means that we may not be able to interact with the site or its users for several days—perhaps, as long as a week.

New taxon page: Amanita sp-AZ13.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-AZ13 and A. sp-NM10.

October 28 2012

New illustrated checklist page: The illustrated checklist page for Amanitaceae of Arizona and New Mexico has been brought over from the old "Amanita Studies website and has been extensively updated to be compatible with the taxon pages and format of this site.  We still have to make sure that all the spore measurement data is up-to-date.  This may take some time to accomplish; however, the names for which taxon pages exist are now linked to the current taxon pages, which can serve as references for any detailed technical information that is known to us.

Updated techtab: Amanita phalloides.

October 27-28 2012 This site experienced an interruption of service for a period of about 36 hours from very early in the morning on 27 October (U.S. time) until shortly after noon on 28 October.  We apologize for the inconvenience to our users.

October 26 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-NM10.

October 25 2012

Fund raising campaign: Today we have started a campaign to raise funds for the operation of this site.  Please donate according your personal valuation of this one-of-a-kind taxonomic website.  You can donate here.

New taxon pages: Amanita eremites and A. macerisolum (with some strong similarities to A. prairiicola).

Updated techtab: Amanita eremites

. October 25 2012

Number of taxa listed for Amanita: Today we have exceeded 800 taxa of Amanita treated on this site—a significant milestone.  Of course the number will oscillate all the time as our knowledge of published and probable taxa changes.

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-AZ07, A. sp-AZ16, and A. sp-NM01.  These probable species are not new to our lists, but have not had their own pages until now.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-AZ07, A. sp-AZ16, and A. sp-NM01.

Updated checklist: New Jersey, Long Island, and Eastern Pennsylvania illustrated checklist.

October 24 2012

Personal news from RET: Early this morning (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time), a new RET grandson came into the world—Elias Tulloss.  His parents were not aware of the tremendous significance of his name; therefore, I informed them that they had named the child for the father of Mycology and that their son already had an Amanita named for him—A. eliae.  Of course, the latter, overwhelming fact (I'm sure) just made their day....

Checklist update: The move of the New Jersey, Long Island, and Eastern Pennsylvania illustrated checklist from the old Amanita Studies site to the present site has been completed.  The page has been revised to include new provisional names and new temporary code names and otherwise brought into compliance with the names and style of the present site.

October 23 2012

Updated techtab: Limacella+sp-Krstic-20-xi-2010.

October 22 2012

Taxon pages with "detailed" rating: Today, we have reached a milestone in site quality/utility.  600 taxon pages in Amanita have reached the "detailed" completeness level.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita brunnescens and A. hondurensis.

Updated techtab: Amanita subcokeri.

October 21 2012

Checklist update: The move of the Newfoundland and Labrador illustrated checklist from the old Amanita Studies site to the present site has been completed.  The page has been revised to include new provisional names and otherwise brought into compliance with the names and style of the present site.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-NW04.

October 20 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita phalloides.

Updated techtab: Amanita phalloides.

October 19 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita flavoconia and A. hondurensis.

October 18 2012

New examples of use of field notes form: Examples of RET's notes form filled in for species of sections Amanita, Amidella, Caesareae, Lepidella, and Phalloideae are now available on the Brief "how to" page and from the teaching topics on the upper left of every taxon page.  With these additions, samples are now available for one species each for all seven sections of the genus.

October 17 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita bisporigera and Limacella guttata.

Updated techtab: Amanita brunnescens and Limacella guttata.

October 16 2012

Site usage: Last night (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 33,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 17.30 Gbytes of data in the present year.

Updated brief tab: Amanita flavoconia.

Updated techtab: Amanita phalloides.

October 12 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita flavoconia.

October 9-10 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita arkansana, A. polypyramis, and A. ravenelii.

October 9-10 2012

Taxon page cast in doubt: The taxon pages labeled Amanita sp-NM07 is now likely to be removed from the site.  Preliminary molecular study suggests that this code name may have been applied to a collection of A. cochiseana.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cochiseana and A. sp-QUE01.

October 7 2012

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-4, A. sp-Corner-&-Bas-5, and A. sp-Corner-&-Bas-6.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-4, A. sp-Corner-&-Bas-5, and A. sp-Corner-&-Bas-6.

October 3 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita novinupta.

October 2 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita abrupta.

October 1 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita abrupta.

September 30 2012

Site usage: Today (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 30,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 15.80 Gbytes of data in the present year.

Updated techtab: Amanita princeps and A. privigna.

September 29 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita mira and A. obsita.

September 28 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita cinctipes and A. elata.

September 27 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-S04.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-NW04 and A. sp-S04.

September 26 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-NW04.

September 25 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-NW04.

September 24 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-NW04.

September 21 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita magnivelaris.

Updated techtab: Amanita thiersii.

September 20 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita magnivelaris and A. thiersii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita magnivelaris, A. polypyramis, and A. thiersii.

September 19 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-O01.

Updated brief tab: Amanita scalaris.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-AZ26.

September 17 2012

Reclassification: Amanita cinderellae has been moved to section Amanita on the basis of morphological and (unpublished) molecular evidence.

Updated techtab: Amanita brunneistriatula and A. cinderellae.

Updated brief tab: Amanita brunneistriatula and A. pruittii.

September 12 2012

Site usage: Today (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 27,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 14.61 Gbytes of data in the present year.

September 4 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita whetstoneae.

September 3 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita sp-N09 and A. xanthomitra.

Updated techtab: Amanita abrupta.

September 1 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita cokeri.

August 31 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-ONT03.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita flaccida, A. nivalis, A. sp-ONT03, and A. vetinummus.

Updated techtab: Amanita vetinummus.

August 30 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita cochiseana and A. sp-AZ26.

August 24 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita chrysoleuca sensu O. K. Mill et. al.

August 21-22 2012

Site usage: Today (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 24,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 13.02 Gbytes of data in the present year.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita cruzii [You might want to take a look at the pictures.] and Amanita farinosa sensu Thiers.

Updated techtabs: Amanita abrupta, A. farinosa sensu Thiers, A. spreta, A. submaculata, and A. volvata.

August 19 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita subjunquillea var. alba.

Updated techtabs: Amanita banningiana, A. brunnescens, A. canescens, A. daucipes, and A. longipes.

August 17 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita pseudocrocea.

August 15 2012

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-C03, Amanita sp-C05, and Amanita sp-C06 are species of section Lepidella first communicated to RET by Greg Wright from southern California.

August 14 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii.

August 12 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita brunnescens.

August 10 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita canescens and A. spreta.

August 9 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita brunnescens.

August 8 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita daucipes and A. parcivolvata.

August 5 2012

Site usage: Today (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 22,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 12+ Gbytes of data in the present year.

August 2 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-34.

August 1 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita dulciarii, A. phalloides, and A. subsolitaria.

July 31 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita subsolitaria.

July 26 2012

New page: Amanita sp-43.

Updated techtabs: Amanita parcivolvata and A. sp-43.

July 25 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita scalaris.

Updated techtab: Amanita scalaris.

July 24 2012

Name change: Amanita sp-04 becomes Amanita scalaris Tulloss nom. prov.

July 19 2012

Site usage: This morning (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 20,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 10.84 Gbytes of data in the present year.

July 18 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita rhopalopus.

July 16 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-AZ10.

July 8 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita cokeri.

July 6 2012

New page: Amanita sp-T45.

Updated checklist: Texas and Gulf Coast states of U.S.

July 4 2012

Updated checklist: Texas and Gulf Coast states of U.S.

July 3 2012

New page: Limacella sp-PAN-L01.

Updated checklist: Texas and Gulf Coast states of U.S.

Updated brief tab: Amanita atkinsoniana.

Updated techtabs: Amanita atkinsoniana, A. hesleri, and A. levistriata.

July 2 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita ravenelii.

June 30 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-T32 and A. sp-T33.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-T32 and A. sp-T33.

June 28 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita longipes.

June 27 2012

Site usage: This afternoon (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 18,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 9.59 Gbytes of data in the present year.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita ravenelii and A. rhopalopus.

June 26 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita cinereopannosa and A. ravenelii.

June 25 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita cinereopannosa.

June 20 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita caesarea and A. ovoidea.

Updated techtabs: Amanita caesarea and A. ovoidea.

June 12 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita alauda.

June 7 2012

Site usage: This afternoon (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 16,000th visit of 2012.  We have now served our users 8.20 Gbytes of data in the present year.

June 2 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-Arora-382 (Zambia).

May 30 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-Arora-382 (Zambia).

May 22 2012

At just before midnight US EDT, we have a report that all species with names beginning with "S" and preceding "sphaerobulbosa" in the alphabet have become inaccessible through directory pages on the WAO site.  The problem was repaired within 45 minutes. Thank you, David.

May 20 2012

Site usage: Early this morning (US Eastern Daylight Time) we recorded our 14,000th visit of the year 2012.  We have now served our users 6.89 Gbytes of data in the present year.

May 16 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita volvata.

May 15 2012

Updated checklist: "Checklist of Amanita taxa found in sub-Saharan Africa."

New taxon page: Amanita sp-Arora-00-328.

Updated brief tab: Amanita bingensis.

Updated techtab: Amanita bingensis.

May 11-12 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita muscaria and A. proxima.

May 10 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita parcivolvata.

May 8 2012

Directory pages: Many edits have been made to correct content of directory pages and the breadcrumb links to directory pages in section Amanita.

Updated techtabs: Amanita nehuta and A. sp-Arora-01-536.

Site usage: This morning we recorded our 13,000th visit of the year 2012.  We have now served our users 6.25 Gbytes of data in the present year.

May 3 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita xerocybe.

April 29-30 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita roseitincta and A. wellsii.

April 28 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita pantherinoides.

April 27 2012

Site usage: Logged on this morning just in time to see our 12,000th visit of the year 2012 recorded.  We have now served users 5.73 Gbytes of data in the present year.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-Ridley-2.

April 26 2012

Site briefly not responsive: The site was down for about one hour or so this a.m. (Eastern Standard (US) Time).  The problem involved a system restart when our provider added new hardward.  The problem has been cleared.  We apologize to users who came to the site and encountered a blank screen.

Updated brief tab: Amanita roseitincta.

Updated techtab: Amanita nauseosa.

April 25 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita cruzii and A. gayana.

April 23 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-3.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cruzii and A. sp-Corner-&-Bas-3.

April 22 2012

Checklist: A full draft of a revised checklist for Amanitacaeae of Australia and New Zealand color-coded to disinguish endemics and aliens has been constructed here.

April 21 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita variabilis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita kalamundae and A. walpolei.

April 20 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita thiersii.

Updated techtab: Amanita thiersii.

April 19 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita thiersii.

April 18 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita maculans.

Updated techtab: Amanita pruittii and A. pseudovolvata.

April 16 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 11,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 5.24 GBytes of data in the present year.

Updated techtabs: Amanita phalloides and A. pseudovolvata.

April 15 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita xanthocephala.

April 13-14 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita pseudovolvata.

April 12 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita codinae, A. crenulata, A. onusta, and A. regalis.

April 11 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita amanitoides, A. ameghinoi, A. pruittii, and A. regalis (including new GenBank links).

April 3 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 10,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 4.56 GBytes of data in the present year.

April 1 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita lactea.

March 30 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita pruittii.

March 28 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita calyptroderma and A. laurae.

Updated techtabs: Amanita calyptroderma, A. laurae, A. robusta var. spinosa, and A. velatipes.

March 27 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita esculenta and A. ristichii.

March 26 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita calyptrata.

Updated techtabs: Amanita calyptrata, A. cochiseana, and A. recutita sensu Coker.

March 24 2012

Updated techtabs: Limacella glischra, L. ochraceorosea, and L. subfurnacea.

March 23 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 9,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 4.05 GBytes of data in the present year.

Additions to Bibliography: A number of additions to the bibliography of this site have been made in recent weeks.

Updated brief tab: Amanita konkanensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita konkanensis, A. veldiei, Limacella delicata, L. furnacea, L. furnacea f. albidoochrascens, L. grisea, L. guttata, L. illinita, and L. vinosorubescens.

March 22 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita citrina f. lavendula, A. roseolamellata and A. tjibodensis.

March 21 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita cistetorum.

Updated techtabs: Amanita dunensis, A. esculenta, A. manginiana, A. neglecta, A. ochraceopallida, A. stranella, and A. veldiei.

March 19 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita bulbosa, A. crocea, A. hovae, A. imazekii, A. ponderosa, A. robusta sensu Bouriquet, A. robusta var. spinosa, A. torrendii, and A. ushuaiensis.

March 18 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita pachyvolvata.

Updated techtab: Amanita praelongipes, A. robusta sensu Bouriquet, A. robusta var. spinosa, and A. sampajensis.

March 17 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita lepiotoides [There is much more to be done to render the literature on this species comprehensible; but, unfortunately, RET does not have time for it at this moment.], A. manginiana, A. neglecta, A. ovalispora, A. ponderosa, A. tainaomby, and A. tjibodensis.

March 16 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita lepiotoides, A. ponderosa, A. subvaginata, and A. volvata.

Updated techtabs: Amanita lepiotoides, A. silvatica and A. subvaginata.

March 15 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita bharatensis, A. eliae var. griseovelata, A. inopinata, A. konkanensis, A. muscaria var. inzengae, A. ochraceopallida, A. orsonii, and A. pallidocarnea.

March 14 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita hygroscopica.

March 13 2012

Site usage: Yesterday this site received its 8,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 3.59 GBytes of data in the present year.

March 12 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita hunanensis.

March 12 2012

Updated brief tabs: Amanita dunensis and A. heterochroma.

Updated techtabs: Amanita battarrae, A. bresadolana, A. dunensis, A. eijii, A. eliae, A. franchetii, A. friabilis, A. gioiosa, A. heterochroma, A. similis, and A. subfuliginosa.

March 11 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita cokeriana.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cokeriana, A. flaccida, A. frostiana, and A. solaniolens.

March 10 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita solaniolens.

Updated techtab: Amanita modesta.

March 9 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita duplex, A. elephas, and A. xanthella.

March 8 2012

New taxon pages: The following pages have been posted in order to record the information about the relevant holotypes: Amanita betulae, A. coryli, A. fulvoides, A. pini, A. schaefferi, and A. subfuliginosa.

Updated techtabs: Amanita sp-Ridley-pekeoides-white and A. xanthella.

March 7 2012

Repairs and additions made to bibliography.

Updated techtabs: Amanita cistetorum.

March 6 2012

Added taxon pages: Amanita sp-Ridley-pekeoides-friable-volva and A. sp-Ridley-pekeoides-white.  These two taxa described as groups of individuals within the species A. pekeoides in the protolog of the latter seem to RET to be distinct taxa.  They are introduced at present as code-named provisional taxa.  Technical tabs will be developed first.

Updated techtabs: Amanita foetidissima, A. marmorata, A. pekeoides, A. sp-Ridley-pekeoides-friable-volva, and A. veldiei.

March 5 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita foetidissima.

Updated techtabs: Amanita pausiaca, and A. xanthomargaros.

March 4 2012

Site usage: Yesterday this site received its 7,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 3.12 GBytes of data in the present year.

Updated brief tab: Amanita demissa.

Updated techtab: Amanita demissa.

March 2 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita rubescens.

February 27 2012

New taxon page: Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-2 in sect. Validae.

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-2.

February 25 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 6,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 2.80 GBytes of data in the present year.

An image of W. C. Coker has been added to the page called "Amanitologists - a gallery."

February 24 2012

Updated techtab:Amanita pilosella and A. pilosella f. atroconica.

February 21 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-1, Limacella sp-Cannon-25-vii-2011, and L. subglischra.

February 19 2012

Deleted page: Limacella oaxacana is excluded on the grounds that its apparently sterile gill margin, gelatinized "hymenopodium," and partially gelatinized lamella trama are incompatible with inclusion in the genus Limacella.  The spores are also rather large for a species of Limacella.  Nevertheless, we hope to be able to review the original material.

February 18 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita asteropus, A. aureofloccosa, A. gracilenta, A. media, A. nana, A. oblongispora, and A. supravolvata.

Updated brief tab: Amanita rhopalopus.

February 17 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 5,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users 2.23 GBytes of data in the present year.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albofloccosa, A. antillana, and A. aureofloccosa.

February 16 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita abrupta, A. cremeosorora, and A. roseolamellata.

February 13 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita mafingensis and A. masasiensis.

February 9 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita polypyramis.

February 8 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 4,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users the first 1.83 GBytes of data in the present year.

Bugs in the "cite this page" function: The known bugs are now cleared.

New taxon page: A new page has been created for "species 1" of Corner and Bas (1962): Amanita sp-Corner-&-Bas-1.

Updated techtabs: Amanita fritillaria, A. fritillaria f. malayensis, A. sinicoflava, A. sp-T36, and A. tristis.

February 7 2012

Bugs in the "cite this page" function: The "cite this page" function has not been correctly generating the full sets of co-authors for some taxon pages.  This has been partly corrected within the last 24 hours, but there are still problems.  Please let us know if you see a problem in this area.  For pages other than taxon pages, we are working on resolving the issue of how we provide page authorship information.  Your patience is appreciated.

Updated techtabs: Amanita mafingensis and A. squamosa.

February 6 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita mafingensis, A. masasiensis, and A. tanzanica.

February 5 2012

A description of the stipe decoration typical in many species of Amanita sect. Caesareae has been added to the ?Sections+of+Amanita page in the "About" section of this site.

Updated techtabs: Amanita mafingensis and A. tanzanica.

February 4 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita velatipes.

Updated techtabs: Amanita mafingensis and A. tanzanica.

February 3 2012

New taxon page: Amanita strobilaceovolvata sensu Pegler & Shah-Sm.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita mafingensis and A. tanzanica.

Updated techtabs: Amanita masasiensis and A. strobilaceovolvata sensu Pegler & Shah-Sm.

February 2 2012

New taxon page: Amanita subviscosa sensu Pegler & Shah-Sm.

Updated brief tab: Amanita velatipes.

Updated techtabs: Amanita abrupta, A. subviscosa sensu Pegler & Shah-Sm., A. velatipes, and A. vernicoccora.

February 1 2012

Site interruption: An unknown cause interrupted operation of this site between sometimes in the early morning (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) and about 10:30 am (U.S. EST).  Service has been restored.

Revision of checklist: The sub-Saharan Africa checklist of amanitas has been partially revised today.  More work is required to bring it up to date with reclassifications and new pages that relate to material cited in the checklist.

January 27 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 3,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users the first 1.40 GBytes of data in the present year.

January 26 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita vernicoccora.

January 25 2012

Broken link fixed: Links to the PDF that contains a note form for phenoloxidase spot testing were reported as broken.  DCT found the PDF had gone missing.  The file is now on-line.  Please let us know if you have problems with missing files or other types of broken links.  We want to eliminate such problems.

January 20 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita rubromarginata.

January 19 2012

New taxon page: Amanita stranella.

Updated brief tab: Amanita stranella.

Updated techtab: Amanita albofloccosa, A. guzmanii, A. stranella, and Limacella quilonensis.

January 18 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 2,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered to its users the first 0.95 GBytes of data in the present year.

Updated techtabs: Amanita calyptrata var. albescens and A. erythrocephala.

January 17 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita calyptrata var. albescens.

Updated techtabs: Amanita aurantisquamosa and A. miculifera.

January 16 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita aurantisquamosa, A. grallipes, A. miculifera, and A. ochroterrea.

January 14 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita ochroterrea.

January 13 2012

Added features: The contents of the "GenBank nos." data field is now displayed in sortable and searchable columns.  This data field will be found on those technical tab where the field has content.  The accession numbers in this data field are now active links to the appropriate record in GenBank, which will be opened in a separate tab of your browser.  The "GenBank nos." data field is now equipped with a "print" button and a "save" button.  Clicking the latter saves the table in an EXCEL™ readable format.

Updated techtabs: Amanita aurantisquamosa and A. costaricensis.

January 12 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita aurantisquamosa.

Updated techtabs: Amanita arenaria and A. vernicoccora.

January 11 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita arenaria.

January 10 2012

Research news: We have just received news from Dr. Elaine Davison that her revision of Amanita ochroterrea and A. brunneiphylla has been published.  We are in the process of merging the taxon page for the latter into the taxon page for the former and will eliminate the latter page when the merge process is completed. Dr. Davison's paper (Davison 2011) has been added to the bibliography.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita grallipes and A. ochroterrea.

Updated techtabs: Amanita gilbertii, A. grallipes, A. longipes, A. ochroterrea, A. ocreata, A. regalis, A. roseitincta, A. rubescens, A. solitaria, A. verna, and A. vittadinii.

January 9 2012

Site usage: Today this site received its 1,000th visit of 2012 and has now delivered its first 0.49 GBytes of data to its users in the present year.

Updated techtab: Amanita populiphila.

January 8 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita arenaria, A. grandis, A. grandispora, A. inculta, A. oleosa, A. torrendii.

January 6 2012

Updated techtabs: Amanita abrupta, A. pelioma, A. pruittii, and A. strobiliformis.

January 5 2012

Updated techtab: Amanita griseoturcosa.

January 4 2012

Updated brief tab: Amanita griseoturcosa.

Updated techtabs: Amanita armillariiformis, A. pruittii, and A. pseudoinculta.

January 3 2012

Combined taxon pages: The taxon page for Amanita sp-LG1066 has been deleted; and its contents, merged into the taxon page for A sp-LG1045.  The combined page represents clade V of (Geml et al. 2008: Fig. 1)—a sister taxon to A. muscaria var. persicina in the phylogeny of Geml et al. (2008).

Updated techtabs: Amanita concentrica and A. sp-LG1054.

January 2 2012

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-LG458, A. sp-LG862, A. sp-LG1045, and A. sp-LG1066.

Updated techtabs: Amanita ibotengutake, A. sp-LG458, A. sp-LG862, A. sp-LG1045, and A. sp-LG1066.

January 1 2012

Welcome to 2012 at < www.amanitaceae.org >.  Previous years' news is found on subordinate (child) pages of this page.

We extend our best wishes for a healthy and productive 2012 to all our readers.

Updated techtab: Amanita ibotengutake.

End of year stats (1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 2011)

Total visits = 26,338
Total page-visits = 378,011
Total hits = 617,227
Total bandwidth = 16.42 GBytes
Total countries of origin of visitors = 104