This name is a synonym of Melaleuca incana subsp. tenella (Benth.) Barlow.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 123924) with original publication details: Fl. Austral. 3: 160 1867.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:598118-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-123924, and has not been changed.