Description from Flora of China
Small trees, up to 10 m tall, to 20 cm d.b.h. Branchlets grayish brown pubescent. Bud scales sometimes persistent, sparsely surrounding bases of branchlets. Leaves subverticillate; petiole 5-7 mm, grayish brown pubescent; leaf blade oblong-ovate or oblong, 9-13 × 3-5 cm, grayish brown pubescent when young and becoming glabrous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acuminate. Umbels 1-4, axillary or lateral on leafless current year branchlets, sessile, male umbel 4-flowered. Pedicel short. Perianth segments 6-8, oblong-ovate, pubescent on midrib outside. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate glands at base; rudimentary ovary subglobose, glabrous; style linear; stigma 2-lobed. Female flowers and fruit not seen. Fl. Nov.
● Dense forests, forests of rocky slopes. NW Guangdong, W Hunan.