Description from Flora of China
Alseodaphne dumicola W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 13: 152. 1921; Persea dumicola (W. W. Smith) Airy Shaw.
Small trees, ca. 7 m tall. Branchlets thick, to 1 cm in diam., striate, densely pubescent; young shoot thick, to 5 mm in diam., obtusely angled, densely yellowish ferruginous tomentose. Leaves almost congested at top of young shoot; petiole 2.5-4 cm, 2-3 mm in diam.; leaf blade usually obovate to obovate-oblong, 12-20 × 6-10 cm, abaxially densely ferruginous tomentose, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 10-13 pairs, apex obtuse or rounded. Inflorescences subterminal to 8.5 cm; peduncle conspicuously flattened, together with pedicels yellowish ferruginous tomentose. Perianth lobes subequal, yellowish ferruginous tomentose on both surfaces. Stamens 5-5.6 mm; filaments pubescent, glands sessile. Ovary ca. 3 mm in diam.; style puberulent. Fruit not seen.
● Valleys, thickets; ca. 2400 m. W Yunnan.