This name is a synonym of Cordia watsonii N.E.Rose.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 24: 61 1889.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:65345-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2736830, and has not been changed.