This name is a synonym of Rhododendron poilanei Dop.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50067370) with original publication details: Acta Bot. Yunnan. 5(3): 268 1983.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:917985-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50067370, and has not been changed.