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 32890C6B-C90C-4EBD-859B-88B379A8D4F9) with original publication details: 441 .
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-92477, and has not been changed.