This name is a synonym of Erica silvatica .
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on )
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891(2): 327 1892.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2677059, and has not been changed.