This name is a synonym of Melaleuca penicula (K.J.Cowley) Craven.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 123560) with original publication details: Austral. Syst. Bot. 3: 178 1990.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:951665-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-123560, and has not been changed.