This name is a synonym of Centaurea aplolepa Moretti.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record 4119EF63-7FFC-43DF-8A0A-237C13EC1C74).
This name record (from TICA) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Centaurea aplolepa in version 1 of The Plant List.