This name is a synonym of Arctostaphylos tomentosa subsp. crustacea (Eastw.) P.V.Wells.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Man. Calif. Shrubs 417 1939.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:17788-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2647201, and has not been changed.