Description from Flora of China
Deciduous shrubs, up to 5 m tall. Young branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole flat, 5-10 cm; leaf blade elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, or elliptic-obovate, 2-9 × 1-4 cm, glabrous or subglabrous, except barbate in vein axils or midrib and vein axils with yellow pubescence, pinninerved, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, fine, base cuneate or rounded, apex acute or obtuse-rounded. Umbels solitary, male umbel 8-12-flowered; peduncle 4-6 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: pedicel 5-10 mm, with yellow pubescence; perianth segments 6, ovate, ovate-oblong, or oblong; fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 yellow sessile small glands at base. Fruit ovoid, 6-8 × 4-6 mm; fruiting pedicel 5-10 mm, thickened at apex, pubescent. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jul-Aug.
● Margins of Abies-Picea secondary forests, sunny mountain slopes, streamsides, thickets; 1500-3400 m. S Gansu, W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.