This name is a synonym of Aristida oligantha Michx..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 404175) with original publication details: Ess. Agrostogr. 30 1812.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1189474-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-404175, and has not been changed.