This name is a synonym of Rhododendron nivale subsp. boreale Philipson & M.N. Philipson.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12304006) with original publication details: J. Bot. (Morot) 12(15–16): 264 1898.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:333200-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304006, and has not been changed.