Description from Flora of China
Nothaphoebe tonkinensis Lecomte f. brevipedicellata H. Liu; Persea henryi (Airy Shaw) Kostermans.
Small trees, 3-4.5 m tall. Branchlets slender, terete or slightly angled, ca. 3.5 mm in diam., sparsely lenticellate. Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 1-1.2 cm, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., plano-convex, subglabrous; leaf blade glaucous abaxially, dark brown adaxially, ovate or elliptic-oblong, 9-15 × 4.5-6.5 cm, papery, glabrous on both surfaces, triplinerved, midrib slightly elevated abaxially, subplane adaxially, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, basal lateral veins arising from midrib ca. 5 mm above leaf base, oblique and excurrent into upper 1/2 of leaf blade, other lateral veins arising from midrib at first 1/3 of leaf blade or more, arcuate-ascendant and evanescent within leaf margin, transverse veins horizontally arising from lateral veins and interconnected by veinlets, base very rounded, rarely shallowly cordate or subcuneate, margin thickened, plane, or involute, apex shortly acuminate or acute. Panicle axillary, 4-7 cm, slender, branched; branches subopposite, 0.5-6 cm, terminal one bearing a 6-8-flowered cyme; rachis and inflorescence branchlets sparsely rusty pubescent when young but subglabrous when mature; bracts and bracteoles brown, minute, triangular-ovate, ca. 1.4 mm, sparsely rusty pubescent. Pedicels 2-3 mm, sparsely rusty pubescent. Flowers small, 2-3 mm in diam. when open. Perianth lobes 6, outer ones minute, triangular, less than 0.4 mm, inner ones broadly triangular-ovate, ca. 2 × 2 mm, subacute, pubescent outside, sparsely yellowish brown pubescent inside. Fertile stamens 9, ca. 1 mm in 1st and 2nd whorl, ca. 1.5 mm in 3rd whorl; filaments pubescent, those of 3rd whorl each with 2 glands at base. Staminodes sagittate, ca. 0.8 mm, stalked, glabrous except stalk pubescent. Ovary ovoid, glabrous, attenuate at apex into a style, including style ca. 1 mm; stigma small. Fruit unknown. Fl. May.
● Sparse forests on mountain slopes, forest margins; ca. 2100 m. SE Yunnan.