This name is a synonym of Eleutherococcus japonicus (Franch. & Sav.) Nakai.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 66498) with original publication details: in Fl. Japan 2c: 264 1999.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1014305-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-66498, and has not been changed.