Shrub 2-5 m tall. Leaves oval to ovate-oblong, entire or slightly round-toothed, glabrous or pubescent beneath. Flowers reddish, ovary downy; summer. Fruit dark red, to 1 cm wide.
A. glandulosa Mart. & Gal., also from Mexico, differs only in having leaf stalks with glandular hairs and may well not warrant the rank of species, rare (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), next to kiosk).
Source: (1997). Ericaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.