Description from Flora of China
Vaccinium bracteatum Thunberg var. lanceolatum Nakai; V. hancockiae Merrill.
Shrubs evergreen, 3–6 m tall, much branched, glabrous. Twigs subrounded; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 4–8 mm; leaf blade lanceolate-rhombic, lanceolate-oblong, or lanceolate, 3–7 × 1.5–2 cm, leathery, glabrous, secondary veins 5 or 6 pairs, not ascending, fine veins raised abaxially, less obvious adaxially, base broadly cuneate, margin plane, conspicuously to inconspicuously toothed or subentire, apex acuminate for ca. 1 cm. Inflorescences pseudoterminal, racemose, (1–)3–4.5 cm, angled, glabrous, ca. 10-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 4–5 mm, glabrous; bracteoles unknown. Pedicel 1–2 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium ca. 0.7 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, 0.8–1 mm, glabrous. Corolla white, tubular, 5.5–7.5 mm, glabrous; lobes triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Filaments ca. 2 mm, villous; anthers 2.5–3 mm, without spurs, tubules ca. 2 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple, 5–6 mm in diam.; fruit stalk ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Oct.
Mountain forests, forest margins; 400–900(–2500) m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, C Guizhou, Hunan, Taiwan [Japan].