This name is a synonym of Gaultheria poeppigii var. nana (Sleumer) D.J.Middleton.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50079729) with original publication details: Linnaea 33: 172 1864.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:282523-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50079729.