This name is a synonym of Centaurea scabiosa subsp. menteyerica (Chaix) Nyman.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record BF7778BF-FF91-486F-8D0D-E7395A1AF57D) with original publication details: "Chaix, Pl. Vapinc. 1785." 61 1785.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-134196, and has not been changed.