This name is a synonym of Abelia gracilenta var. microphylla W.W.Sm..
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 10: 241 1973.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2609485.