This name is a synonym of Vaccinium membranaceum var. rigidum (Hook.) Fernald.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50245629) with original publication details: Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 32 1834.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:261939-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50245629.