This name is a synonym of Malephora mollis (Aiton) N.E. Br..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 100362277) with original publication details: Hort. Kew. 2: 192 1789.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:363161-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-100362277, and has not been changed.