Name: Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam. var. muscaria


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By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2013-11-15 12:33:17 PST (-0800)

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.

Well, can we at least agree on not removing the authority?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-11-15 11:06:09 PST (-0800)

If you synonymize A. muscaria (L.) Lam. with A. muscaria var. muscaria one would never see the author. Am I missing something really obvious here? Maybe lichenologists just do this differently. If so I need to know, because I’m the one writing the code governing this behavior on MO! :)

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2013-11-15 10:11:10 PST (-0800)

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.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-11-15 05:00:56 PST (-0800)

If we synonymize the two, then there is no name for material which hasn’t been identified to variety. A. muscaria can potentially be A. muscaria var. formosa, but A. muscaria var. muscaria cannot be.

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