This name is a synonym of Centaurea scabiosa subsp. fritschii (Hayek) Hayek.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record 906237DE-18B5-4478-A481-A47D506BF626) with original publication details: 623 1901.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-104907, and has not been changed.