This name is a synonym of Erica silvatica (Welw. ex Engl.) Beentje.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Kew Bull. 52: 754 1997.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:997892-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2794567, and has not been changed.