This name is a synonym of Rhododendron heliolepis Franch..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12303936) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 10(47–48): 136–137 1917.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12303936.