This name is a synonym of Matelea pringlei (A. Gray) Woodson.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 2601442) with original publication details: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 294–295 1885.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:98315-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-2601442, and has not been changed.