This name is a synonym of Rhododendron griffithianum Wight.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50060042) with original publication details: Rhododendron Sikkim Himalaya pl. 11 1851.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:331979-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50060042, and has not been changed.