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 95D54B25-859C-4CBF-B82A-932D09C09283) with original publication details: 1939.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record gcc-97127, and has not been changed.