This name is a synonym of Centaurea praecox Oliv. & Hiern.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym and as an illegitimate name (record 440F2A1C-0C6C-4F03-BCED-E22A4BE5E8E0) with original publication details: 438 1877.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:191449-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-131976, and has not been changed.