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 (record DA82D5B1-01FF-4999-86A0-F5B1D6D40078) with original publication details: 261 1917.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:189939-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-140700, and has not been changed.