This name is a synonym of Riccardia sprucei (Stephani) Meenks & C. De Jong.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 35190982) with original publication details: Bull. Herb. Boissier 5: 844 1897.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-35190982, and has not been changed.