This name is a synonym of Arctostaphylos hookeri subsp. franciscana (Eastw.) Munz.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Changing Seasons 1(2): 21 1980.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:17949-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2647421, and has not been changed.