Description from Flora of China
Beilschmiedia formosana C. E. Chang.
Trees, up to 25 m tall, ca. 60 cm d.b.h. Bark gray-brown or gray-black. Branchlets and terminal buds densely yellow-brown tomentose or yellow-brown puberulent. Terminal buds small. Leaves alternate or sometimes subopposite; petiole 5-14 mm, densely brown tomentose; leaf blade abaxially pallid, adaxially gray-brown or green-brown, shiny on both surfaces, elliptic to oblong, 6-9(-14) × 1.5-4.5 cm, leathery, midrib adaxially impressed, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, veins conspicuously and densely reticulate, somewhat laxly foveolate when dry, base acute or subrotund, apex acute with an obtuse acumen or sometimes round or incised. Panicles axillary, 3-5 cm, puberulent. Pedicels 1-2 mm. Flowers white or yellow-green. Perianth segments broadly ovate, puberulent outside. Filaments puberulent, those of 3rd whorl each with 2 stalkless glands near base. Staminodes sagittate. Fruits ellipsoid, 1.5-2 cm × 9-15 mm, verruculose; fruiting pedicels 1.5-3.5 mm in diam. Fl. summer, fr. Jul-Dec.
Humid mixed forests on mountain slopes. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Vietnam].