Description from Flora of China
Trees to 5 m tall. Branches dark gray hispid. Petiole 2-2.5 cm, stout, rust-colored hirsute; leaf blade obovate, 56-76 × 13-19 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely hispid, adaxially glabrous, midvein densely rust-colored hirsute, secondary veins 26-30 on each side of midvein and prominent on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin densely rust-colored hirsute, apex caudate with a ca. 5 cm acumen. Flowers not seen. Fruiting carpels oblong-elliptic, 6-9 × 1.5-2 cm, densely rust-colored hirsute, lenticellate, acuminate on both ends. Seeds 4, oblong, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 cm. Fl. Mar, fr. Apr-Sep.
Goniothalamus cheliensis is listed as Endangered (EN A2c) by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Version 2010.3; http://www. iucnredlist.org; accessed on 6 Oct 2010).
● Forested slopes; ca. 1500 m. S Yunnan.