This name is a synonym of Knautia fleischmannii (Hladnik ex Rchb.) Beck.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Icon. Fl. Germ. Helv. 12: 18 1850.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2593368.