This name is a synonym of Riccardia fruticosa (Stephani) Furuki.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 35192089) with original publication details: Sp. Hepat. 6: 27 1917.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-35192089, and has not been changed.