This name is a synonym of Centaurea tymphaea subsp. brevispina (Hausskn.) Dostál.
The record derives from TICA
(data supplied on 2012-02-11)
which reports it as a synonym (record 4225CB67-23B1-4B1E-B74C-6CC7CB775909) with original publication details: 1889.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-80064, and has not been changed.