Description from Flora of China
Actinodaphne chinensis var. oblongifolia Nees, Syst. Laur. 600. 1836, based on Litsea chinensis Blume, Bijdr. 565. 1826, not Lamarck (1792); A. chinensis Nees, nom. illeg. superfl.; A. hypoleucophylla Hayata; Fiwa hypoleucophylla (Hayata) Nakai; Iozoste chinensis Blume; I. rotundifolia var. oblongifolia Nees ex Hooker & Arnott; L. hypoleucophylla (Hayata) T. S. Liu & J. C. Liao.
Petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade ovate-oblong, 2.5-5.5 × 1-2.2 cm, base cuneate or obtuse, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate, inconspicuously reticulate-veined on both surfaces.
The seeds contain ca. 64% oil and may be used in industry. The leaves and fruit are used for their aromatic oil. The roots and leaves are used as medicine.
Sparse forests, thickets on lower areas of mountains, roadsides on mountains; below 800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Vietnam].