This name is a synonym of Rhododendron shimianense W.P. Fang & P.S. Liu.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50274408) with original publication details: Acta Phytotax. Sin. 42(6): 569 2004.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77065789-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50274408, and has not been changed.