In the past this name has been erroneously used to refer to Erica strigosa Aiton.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a misapplied name with original publication details: Erica 40 1785.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2792637, and has not been changed.