This name is a synonym of Rhododendron oreotrephes W.W. Sm..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12303860) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 12(57–58): 166–169 1920.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12303860, and has not been changed.