This name is a synonym of Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50059337) with original publication details: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21(581–587): 6 1925.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50059337.