This name is a synonym of Aristida purpurea Nutt..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 394893) with original publication details: Mexic. Pl. 2: 79 1886.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:327980-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-394893.