This name is a synonym of Phalaris truncata Guss. ex Bertol..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50084825) with original publication details: Fl. Afrique N. 2: 20 1953.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50084825.