This name is a synonym of Eleutherococcus giraldii (Harms) Nakai.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 66430) with original publication details: J. Jap. Bot. 62: 358 1987.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:953969-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-66430.