This name is a synonym of Helictotrichon bromoides (Gouan) C.E.Hubb..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 397391) with original publication details: in Fl. Afr. Nord 2: 304 1953.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-397391.