This name is a synonym of Gaultheria caespitosa Poepp. & Endl..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12300355) with original publication details: Linnaea 29: 11 1858.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:331472-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12300355, and has not been changed.