This name is a synonym of Gesneria vernicosa (Urb. & Ekman) Wiehler.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50261379) with original publication details: Ark. Bot. 22A(10): 78 1929.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:220793-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50261379, and has not been changed.