This name is a synonym of Scleria purpurascens var. ophirensis (C.B.Clarke) J.Kern.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 265546) with original publication details: Fl. Brit. India 6: 693 1894.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-265546, and has not been changed.