Vaccinium whitfordii is usually a terrestrial shrub or small tree, though is sometimes found growing as an epiphyte in trees[
]. An evergreen plant, it usually grows from 0.7 - 3 metres tall but exceptionally to 5 metres[
The edible fruit is often gathered from the wild for local use[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Forests, open heaths and thickets, at elevations from 1,000 - 2,500 metres[
The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
The berries are small, black, juicy, subacid, sweet, and of good quality[
]. The ovoid berries, which turn purple or blackish when fully ripe, are about 5mm in diameter[
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