This name is a synonym of Echinocereus engelmannii var. variegatus (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) Rümpler.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Syn. Cact. U.S. 27 1856.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2711811, and has not been changed.