This name is a synonym of Erica imbricata L..
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Descr. Pl. Cap. 117 1767.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:329474-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2794264, and has not been changed.