This name is a synonym of Gaultheria poeppigii var. nana (Sleumer) D.J.Middleton.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12302483) with original publication details: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 105(4): 472 1985.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:924388-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12302483.