This name is a synonym of Centaurea hanryi subsp. spinabadia (Bubani ex Timb.-Lagr.) Smythies.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record B29AA74B-F22F-4752-9D5E-2EA332BE1509) with original publication details: 187 1879.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-25259.