This name is a synonym of Malvaviscus arboreus Cav..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 19601293) with original publication details: Prodr. 1: 445 1824.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:562238-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-19601293.