This name is a synonym of Melica smithii (Porter) Vasey.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 397944) with original publication details: Manual ed. 5: 640 1867.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:391772-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-397944, and has not been changed.