This name is a synonym of Rhododendron bachii H. Lév..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50060651) with original publication details: Guihaia 3(3): 182–183, f. 4 1983.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:902933-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50060651, and has not been changed.