This name is a synonym of Echinocereus russanthus D.Weniger.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Repert. Pl. Succ. 23: 7 1972 publ. 1974.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2782544.