This name is a synonym of Gaultheria hispidula (L.) Muhl. ex Bigelow.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Hort. Kew. 2: 72 1789.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2646744, and has not been changed.