This name is a synonym of Melochia ulmifolia Benth..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50212625) with original publication details: Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Moselle 31(1): 208 1858.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:824917-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50212625.