This name is a synonym of Rosa palustris var. aculeata (Schuette) Erlanson.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50337150) with original publication details: Proc. Amer. Assoc. Advancem. Sci. 46: 279 1898.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:222276-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50337150.