This name is a synonym of Rhododendron rupicola var. muliense (Balf. f. & Forrest) Philipson & M.N. Philipson.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12304028) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11(52–53): 101–104 1919.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304028, and has not been changed.