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 12304927) with original publication details: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 20(97): 69 1940.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304927, and has not been changed.