1. Stephanandra chinensis Hance, J. Bot. 20: 210. 1882.
华空木 hua kong mu
Stephanandra flexuosa Siebold & Zuccarini var. chinensis (Hance) Pampanini.
Shrubs to 1.5 m. Buds reddish brown, pubescent at scale margins. Stipules linear-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 6–8 mm, glabrous; petiole 6–8 mm, subglabrous; leaf blade ovate to long elliptic-ovate, 5–7 × 2–3 cm, glabrous or abaxially pubescent on veins, lateral veins in 7–10 pairs, base subcordate or rounded, rarely broadly cuneate, margin doubly serrate, usually shallowly lobed, apex acuminate, rarely caudate. Panicle 2–3 cm in diam.; peduncle and pedicels glabrous; bracts lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, apex obtuse. Flowers 4–5 mm in diam.; pedicel 3–6 mm. Hypanthium glabrous. Sepals erect in fruit, triangular-ovate, ca. 2 mm, margin entire. Petals ovate, rarely oblong, ca. 2 mm. Stamens ca. 10, ca. 1/2 as long as petals. Follicle ca. 2 mm in diam., pubescent, later sparsely so. Seed 1, ovoid. Fl. May, fr. Jul–Aug.
Broad-leaved forest margins; 1000--1500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.
See Neillia hanceana (Kuntze) S. Oh (Novon 16: 92. 2006) which was published after the corresponding Flora volume.