This name is a synonym of Rhododendron sanguineum var. haemaleum (Balf. f. & Forrest) D.F. Chamb..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12304804) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11(52–53): 71–74 1919.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:332531-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304804, and has not been changed.