This name is a synonym of Fagus grandifolia Ehrh..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 333797) with original publication details: Cat. Fl. Pl. S. Pen. Michigan 35 1874.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:103344-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-333797.