Description from Flora of China
Trees, 8-14 m tall; trunk ca. 20 cm d.b.h. Bark gray-black. Branchlets robust, pubescent, conspicuously lenticellate. Terminal bud large, reddish brown tomentose. Petiole 1.3-3.5 cm, thick, hairy; leaf blade yellowish brown on both surfaces when dry, obovate-oblong, ovate-round, or oblong, 10-22 × 3.5-12 cm, leathery, abaxially sparsely or densely yellow pubescent, adaxially glabrous, midrib thick, abaxially elevated, adaxially concave, lateral veins 10-12 pairs, obliquely extended, near margin anastomosing, veinlets abaxially reticulate, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate or acute-acuminate. Infructescences 14-27 cm, with fewer fruits, puberulent; peduncle thick to 20 cm. Fruit ovoid, 2-2.2 × ca. 1.3 cm, glabrous or only apex slightly pubescent; fruiting pedicel thickened, very short, densely yellowish brown tomentose; persistent perianth lobes ovate, thickened, 6-7 × 4-5 mm, apex obtuse, hairy on both sides, clasping base of fruit. Fr. Oct.
● Broad-leaved mountain forests; ca. 2000 m. W Yunnan.