This taxon name is current. The available references for this name are:
Papaver somniferum L. subsp. somniferum is a nomenclatural synonym.
Reason No subsp. recognised in Australia see Kiger, Fl. Victoria3:71(1996)
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A taxon name that is no longer current will retain its ‘Threatened’, ‘Extinct’, or ‘Extinct in the Wild’ status until a new name has been published in a Biodiversity Conservation Order.