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28 December 2022

Broken links Because of the elevation in rank of the provisional series Penetratrices to subsection, many links stopped functioning.  I believe the problem has been corrected.  Updated techtab: Amanita prudens.

2-7 December 2022

Updated techtabs: Amanita insinuans, A. reidiana, Limacella agricola, and Zhuliangomyces subillinitus.

15-24 November 2022

New provisional name: Amanita sp-S12 becomes Amanita balmei in honor of Geoff Balme who has been documenting the amanitas of Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, for many years.&nbps; Thank you, Geoff.  The temporary code "sp-S12" is permanently retired.

Updated brief tab: Amanita magniverrucata.

Updated techtab: lAmanita magniverrucata, Amanita sp-S12, A. sp-S19, and A. whetstoneae.

. 9-10 November 2022

Updated techtab: Amanita sp-AUS15, A. sp-QUE04 and A. subnigra.

3-5 November 2022

New name: Amanita sp-ITAL08 is retired in favor of Amanita prudens, a newly published name.

Updated brief tab: Amanita prudens.

Updated techtabs: Amanita penetratrix, A. prudens, and A. zayantensis.

31 October 2022

Updated techtabs: Amanita hormaniorum, A. levistriata, and A. sinapivolva.

17-18 October 2022

Publication: The publication of the first number of Amanitaceae Bulletin was made available on-line.  It is a newsletter for this site and the Roosevelt Herbarium.

7-16 October 2022

Name changes: Amanita alaskensis is apparently not distinct from the Eurasian species A. friabilis.  It will now be found under "Amanita friabilis - in North America." The provisional name A. alaskensis will be permanently retired.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita friabilis - North America.

Updated techtabs: Amanita calida, A. floridana, A friabilis - North America, A. hahatonka, A. pseudoinsinuans, ,i>A. pubescens sensu Coker, A. recutita sensu Coker, and A. spreta.

New site feature: We have received an on-line ISSN for a newsletter to be called Amanitaceae Bulletin, which will shortly appear with its first number.  The newsletter will cover issues relating to both the Roosevelt herbarium and the WAO website.  The focus of the first issue will be a list of the provisional names currently on the site.

25 September 2022

Updated brief tab: Amanita persicina.

11-14 September 2022

Change of classification: Amanita fulvopulverulenta has been epitypified. There is now molecular support for the species placement in section Roanokenses rather than Amidella.

Updated techtabs: Amanita fulvopulverulenta.

1-9 September 2022

Updated techtabs: Amanita atrobrunnea, A. digitosa, A. djarilmari, A. fense, A. gloeocystidiosa, A. kalasinensis, A. nouhrae, A. pyriformis, A. ravicrocina, A. strobilipes, A. submelleialba, and A. vladimirii.

18-31 August 2022

Minimal pages for an additional 34 taxa have now been added to the WAO site.  Six names are still not resolved to section, at least in part because protologs have not yet been obtained.  Cooperation of authors in making full text documents available has been good.  We thank the authors for their support of this effort.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita griseofusca, A. parvirufobrunnescens.

Updated techtabs: Amanita alboradicata, A. avellaneifolia, A. brunneofolia, A. brunneostrobilipes, A. elliptica, A. griseofusca, A. luteofolia, A. minutisquama, A. pallidochlorotica, A. pallidoverruca, A. parvifritillaria, A. parvirufobrunnescens, A. parvivirginea, A. pseudomanginiana, A. pyramidata, Amanita roseolifolia, A. rubginosa, A. strobilipes, A. vladimiri, and A. viridissima.

15-17 August 2022

Taxa not previously on the site and published validly since 2008 are being added to the site.  This will involve addition of more than 85 taxon pages to the site. 

New pages: Amanita albolimbata, A. calida, A. cinis, A. flavoalba, A. franzii, A. innatifibrilla, A. lacerosquamosa, A. parvirufobrunnescens, A. rubroflava, A. subtropicana, and A. zonata.

Brief tabs updated: Amanita albolimbata, A. calida, A. cinis, A. flavoalba, A. franzii, A. innatifibrilla, A. lacerosquamosa, A. parvirufobrunnescens, A. rubroflava, A. subtropicana, and A. zonata.

Techtabs updated: Amanita albolimbata, A. calida, Am. cinis, A. flavoalba, A. franzii, A. innatifibrilla, A. lacerosquamosa, A. parvirufobrunnescens, A. rubroflava, A. subtropicana, and A. zonata.

10-12 August, 2022

The site was converted to use and provide the systematic hypothesis of Cui et al. (2018) during a two day revision.  A skeletal page has been introduced for Amanita parvicurta.

Updated brief tabs: Updated techtabs: Amnita amerivirosa, A. argenteoalba, A. aspericeps, A. castanea, A. chatamagotake, A. cheelii, A. cinereovelata, A. coryli, A.dhakuriana, A. parvicurta, A. schaefferi, A. sichotensis, A. tenacipulvis, and A. zonata.

3-9 August, 2022

New taxon: Amanita calida is newly published and appears to include the material formerly called A. sp-ITAL05 and A. sp-ITAL07 on this site.  The two cited temporary codes are retired from use.  Amanita griseocaerulea is new from the Province of Rome in Italy.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita calida A. dryophila, and A. griseocaerulea.

Updated techtabs: Amanita banningiana, A. calida, A. dryophila, A. griseocaerulea, A. jenkinsii, and A. pseudopenetrans.

1-2 August, 2022

As already demonstrated by the GenBank data deposited by Cui et al (2018) for east Asian flavoconioids, nrITS does NOT serve to cleanly segregate taxa in that group (check A. flavipes, A. detersa (means "deciduous"), and A. flavosquamosa. North American taxa seem similarly hard to segregate. In both cases, it seems that rpb2 is successful at differentiating all known and proposed taxa. New pages: Amanita detersa and A. flavosquamosa.

Updated brief tabs: Amanita detersa and A. flavosquamosa.

Updated techtabs: Amanita detersa, A. flavosquamosa, and A. sp-W15.

1-27 July, 2022

Name changes: Amanita sp-36 becomes A. jenkinsii (nom. prov.), and the temporary code is permanently retired.
Amanita sp-MO03 becomes the provisional name, A. harveyi in honor of Patrick Harvey of the Missouri Mycological Society and a stalwart Amanita collector for many years. Thank you, Patrick.  The temporary code is permanently retired.

Updated brief tab: Amanita jenkinsii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita albiceps, A. alliacea, A. banningiana, A. borodenkoae, A. bynumrunensis, A. castellae, A. harveyi, A. huijsmanii, A. jenkinsii, A. mairei, A. pahasapaensis, A. sp-10 A. sp-C21, A. sp-F14, A. sp-M37, A. sp-MO08, A. sp-N47, A. sp-PORT04, A. spreta, A. submaculata, A. submembranacea, A. texasorora, A. velatipes, A. whetstoneae.

15-30 Jun, 2022

Updated brief tab: Amanita rooseveltensis.

Updated techtabs: Amanita bellulasinusmexicani A. bensonensis, A. coprinopsoides, A. huijsmanii, A. ostendemihi, A. rooseveltensis, A. simulans, A. sp-A06, A. sp-AUS20, A. trygonion, A. whetstoneae, and A. williamsiae.

2-10 Jun, 2022

Updated techtabs: Amanita alligator, A. homolalittenii, A. lavendula, A. macerisolum, A. penetrans, A. simulans, A. sp-MO04, A. sp-NFL02, A. sp-NFL08, and A. sp-N63.

29-31 May, 2022

Names deleted: Amanita littenii is merged with A. homolae and the combined provisional taxon has the compound provisional name "A. homolalittenii" to honor both mycologists.  The names "A. homolae" and "A. littenii" are retired.

Updated brief tab: Amanita homolalittenii.

Updated techtabs: Amanita homolalittenii and A. sp-MO06.

21-22 May, 2022

Updated techtabs: Amanita longicuneus and A. sp-MO06.

1 January 2022 - 14 MAY, 2022

New taxon pages: Amanita sp-AUS20 is created for a species assignable to section RoanokensesAmanita sp-AUS21 is created for a new species assignable to section Amarrendiae in stirps Umbrinella.

New provisional name: The temporary code Amanita sp-N50 is replaced by A. sinapivolva.

Updated brief tab: Amanita sp-AUS20.

Updated techtabs: Amanita alpinicola, A. aurorae, A. bensonensis, A. coryli, A. degroveitibialis, A. fulva, A. fulvoides, A. halleniana, A. justicei, A. lividopallescens, A. longicuneus, A. mafingensis, A. masasiensis, A. ostendemihi, A. pastorinoi, A. rooseveltensis, A. salmonriverensis, A. sinapivolva, A. rubescens var. alba, A. sinapivolva, A. sp-C21, A. sp-ITAL02, A. sp-M15, A. sp-MD01, A. sp-MO03, A. sp-MO04, A. sp-PORT03, A. sp-S12, A. sp-S14, and A. sp-T45.
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