Description from Flora of China
Tetradenia pallens D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 66. 1825; Litsea consimilis (Nees) Nees; L. umbrosa Nees var. consimilis (Nees) J. D. Hooker; Tetradenia consimilis Nees.
Small trees, 5-15 m tall. Young branchlets and petioles yellowish brown pubescent and becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate or 3-5 clustered toward apex of branchlet; petiole 6-15 mm; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 5-8 × 2-3 cm, glabrous on both surfaces when old, triplinerved, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, lowermost pair arising 3-6 mm from base, sometimes with most inconspicuous veinlets at one side near margin, base cuneate or broadly cuneate to rotund, margin often undulate in a dried state, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate. Fruit globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., glabrous, apiculate at apex, seated on flat discoid perianth tube; fruiting pedicel slender, (6-)10-12 mm, yellowish brown pubescent. Fr. Jun-Jul.
This species is one of the main trees in its habitat.
Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 2100-2400 m. S Xizang [India, Nepal, Pakistan].