This name is a synonym of Rhododendron lanigerum Tagg.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12304835) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 19(93): 185–186 1936.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:333357-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304835, and has not been changed.