This name is a synonym of Gongylanthus scariosus (Lehm.) Stephani.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 35216563) with original publication details: Syn. Hepat. 3 1844.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-35216563, and has not been changed.