This name is a synonym of Melochia arenosa Benth..
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-26)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 8: 487 1952.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:156985-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2508173.