This name is a synonym of Melaleuca dempta (Barlow) Craven.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 123536) with original publication details: Austral. Syst. Bot. 1: 104 1988.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:950680-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-123536, and has not been changed.