This name is a synonym of Eleutherococcus spinosus (L.f.) S.Y.Hu.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 66495) with original publication details: J. Jap. Bot. 62: 357 1987.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:953967-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-66495.