Description from Flora of China
Pieris compta W. W. Smith & Jeffrey, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 9: 116. 1916; Xolisma compta (W. W. Smith & Jeffrey) Rehder.
Shrubs evergreen, ca. 2 m tall. Twigs pubescent, glabrescent. Buds ovate, (1–)2–3(–4) mm, pubescent. Petiole 1–2 mm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic, 1.5–3.5 × 0.6–1.1 cm, leathery, abaxially glaucous, sparsely pubescent or subglabrous, adaxially pubescent to glabrous, midvein and secondary veins inconspicuous, base broadly cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse, mucronate. Inflorescences terminal, sometimes also axillary, 6–15 cm, pubescent; bracts leaflike near base of raceme, smaller apically. Pedicel ca. 1 cm, pubescent, also with long headed hairs. Calyx lobes ovate-lanceolate, 1–2.5 mm, abaxially pubescent. Corolla urceolate, 4–6 mm, abaxially white pubescent; lobes ca. 0.8 mm. Filaments 0.5–2(–3.5) mm, pilose, with 2 spurs at apex. Ovary pubescent. Capsule subglobose, 3–4 mm in diam., with slightly thickened sutures, moderately to densely pubescent. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Aug–Oct.
Forest margins, sunny thickets, marshy places; 1000–2500 m. Guizhou, Yunnan.