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 12303938) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 36(1): 110 1978.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:880173-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12303938.