Description from Flora of China
Shrubs evergreen, dioecious, 0.3-1 m tall. Branchlets densely glandular bristly, unarmed. Buds oblong-ovoid, 4-6 mm, apex acute to shortly acuminate; scales brown, slightly glandular hairy. Leaves 2- or 3-clustered at branchlet apex; petiole 5-8 mm, densely glandular bristly; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 5-10 × 2.5-5.5(-7) cm, somewhat leathery, abaxially usually glandular, glandular hairy along veins, base cuneate, margin unlobed, remotely minutely serrate, ciliate, apex acute. Male racemes 2-5 cm, usually 5-10-flowered, female ones shorter, 3-5-flowered, 1-3 cm in fruit, 1-3-fruited; rachis and pedicels densely glandular hairy and sparsely pubescent; bracts greenish or yellowish green, elliptic to lanceolate, 6-11 × 2.5-5 mm, 1-veined, margin ciliate. Pedicel 4-6 mm. Calyx greenish white stalked glandular; tube pelviform, 2-3 mm; lobes broadly ovate, rarely suborbicular, 2-3.5 mm. Petals cuneate-spatulate to subflabellate, about 1/3 as long as calyx lobes. Stamens not equaling petals. Ovary obovoid-oblong, densely stalked glandular. Style 2-lobed. Fruit green, obovoid-oblong, 1.5-2 × ca. 1 cm, glandular hairy. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.
* Forests on mountain slopes, rocks; ca. 2300 m. Hubei, W Sichuan.