This name is a synonym of Centaurea paui Loscos ex Willk..
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record D407F073-31A0-4AF2-A679-19A1D2BC5BC5) with original publication details: Fontqueria 2 21 1982.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:951871-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-13785, and has not been changed.