This name is a synonym of Tripogandra purpurascens (Schauer) Handlos.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 270397) with original publication details: Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 6: 51 1914.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:256042-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-270397.