This name is a synonym of Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 17804345) with original publication details: Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 574 1891.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:227841-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-17804345.