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 12304010) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 9(44–45): 253–254 1916.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304010, and has not been changed.