This name is a synonym of Abelia engleriana (Graebn.) Rehder.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 32: 98 1972.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:875630-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2609469.