This name is a synonym of Aristida torta (Nees) Kunth.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 395270) with original publication details: Fl. Bras. 2(3): 17 1878.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:19367-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-395270, and has not been changed.