Description from Flora of China
Trees, up to 20 m tall. Old branchlets gray-brown, robust, terete, glabrous, densely lenticellate; young branchlets brown, ± angled, densely rusty pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.5-2 cm, concave-convex, slightly yellowish brown- to rusty pubescent; leaf blade abaxially greenish and opaque, adaxially green and shiny, elliptic or ovate, 10.5-12 × 4.5-7 cm, papery, abaxially slightly puberulent along veins, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, oblique and anastomosing within leaf margin, lateral veins and midrib elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, transverse veins and veinlets reticulate, ± conspicuous abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, foveolate under lens on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, margin somewhat revolute, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers unknown. Fruit globose, ca. 4.5 cm in diam., rugose when dry, densely rusty brown scurfy; fruit stalk rusty brown, robust, including peduncle 2-4 cm, terete, slightly dilated and 4-6 mm wide at apex. Fr. Oct.
Records of Syndiclis furfuracea from Hong Kong are referable to Sinopora hongkongensis (see p. 243).
● Dense forests; ca. 1200 m. SE Yunnan (Hekou, Pingbian).