This name is a synonym of Rhododendron apricum P.C. Tam.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50060795) with original publication details: Survey Rhodod. South China 38, 100, pl. 24 1983.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:902932-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50060795.