This name is a synonym of Philonotis scabrifolia (Hook. f. & Wilson) Braithw..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 35113717) with original publication details: Index Bryol. 116 1894.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-35113717.