This name is a synonym of Rosa acicularis subsp. sayi (Schwein.) W.H.Lewis.
The record derives from RJP
(data supplied on 2011-10-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 6078) with original publication details: ; 1925 84 1925.
This name record (from RJP) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Rosa acicularis in version 1 of The Plant List.