This name is a synonym of Centaurea pseudoscabiosa subsp. araratica (Azn.) Wagenitz.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record ECC8B6B3-F935-4D04-9906-F96403159684) with original publication details: 15 .
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-142332, and has not been changed.