Description from Flora of China
Shrubs deciduous, (0.5–)1–3 m tall, much branched. Twigs rounded, densely pubescent when young, lenticellate; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 1–2 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade ovate, ovate-oblong, or oblong, (1.5–)3–8 × (0.7–)1.5–4 cm, papery, both surfaces densely pubescent on midvein and secondary veins, secondary veins 4–6 pairs, slightly raised abaxially, flat adaxially, base cuneate or broadly cuneate to rounded, margin plane, entire, ciliate, apex acute or abruptly acuminate, mucronulate. Inflorescences terminal on short vegetative shoots, racemose; bracts persistent, leaflike, ca. 2 mm. Pedicel to 3 mm, densely pubescent or glabrous; bracteoles broadly triangular, less than 1 mm at anthesis, enlarged to 2–3 mm and 1-veined at fruiting, sometimes caducous. Hypanthium 0.5–1 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes broadly triangular, 0.5–1 mm, abaxially pubescent or glabrous. Corolla yellowish green, campanulate, 3–4.5 mm, glabrous; lobes reflexed, triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Stamens 3–3.5 mm; filaments ca. 1.5 mm, pilose; anthers 1.5–2 mm, without spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple, 7–9 mm in diam. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Sep–Oct.
Forests, thickets on mountain slopes; 700–2100 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.