This name is a synonym of Erica silvatica (Welw. ex Engl.) Beentje.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Hochgebirgsfl. Afrika 325 1892.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2677114, and has not been changed.