This name is a synonym of Desmodium strigillosum var. pendenticarpum (C.Z. Gao & Q.R. Lai) P.H. Huang.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50103974) with original publication details: Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 9(4): 41, pl. s.n. 1989.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:938191-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50103974, and has not been changed.