Name: Amanita muscaria var. muscaria
Author: (L.) Lam.
Synonym(s): Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam.
Deprecated Synonyms: Agaricus imperialis Batsch, Agaricus muscarius L., Agaricus nobilis Bolton, Agaricus pseudoaurantiacus Bull., Agaricus puellus Batsch, Amanita circinnata Gray, Amanitaria muscaria (L.) E.-J. Gilbert, Venenarius muscarius (L.) anon., Amanita muscaria subsp. muscaria, Amanita muscaria var. fuligineoverrucosa Neville, Poumarat & B. Clément, Amanita muscaria f. vaginata (Velen.) Neville & Poumarat, Amanita muscaria f. europaea Neville & Poumarat, Amanita muscaria var. aureola Kalchbr.
26.1. The name of any infraspecific taxon that includes the type of the adopted, legitimate name of the species to which it is assigned is to repeat the specific epithet unaltered as its final epithet, not followed by an author citation (see Art. 46). Such names are autonyms (Art. 6.8; see also Art. 7.6).
So, ‘Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam. var. muscaria’ is correct, I should not have removed the author citation. Thanks!
The important thing here is where the author citation is placed.
Autonyms are purely for classification purposes, in order to be validly published the author name must not come at the end of the final epithet.
It’s an autonym and should be seen as a synonym. There are other names we can use for unverified taxons in this group i.g. Amanita muscaria group.
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