This name is a synonym of Vaccinium delavayi subsp. merrillianum (Hayata) R.C. Fang.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 12304627) with original publication details: Quart. J. Chin. Forest. 10(1): 113 1977.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:880259-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-12304627, and has not been changed.