This name is a synonym of Melaleuca violacea Schauer.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 123617) with original publication details: Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 10: 344 1852.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:597923-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-123617, and has not been changed.