This name is a synonym of Rhododendron nitidulum Rehder & E.H. Wilson.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12303967) with original publication details: Pl. Wilson. 1(3): 510 1913.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12303967.