This name is a synonym of Erica filago (Alm & T.C.E.Fr.) Beentje.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Acta Hort. Berg. 8: 254 1924.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2677125, and has not been changed.