This name is a synonym of Rhododendron dendricola Hutch..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12303807) with original publication details: Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Anz. 18: 14 1921.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12303807, and has not been changed.