Description from Flora of China
Corylopsis glandulifera var. hypoglauca (Cheng) H. T. Chang; C. hypoglauca Cheng; C. hypoglauca var. glaucescens Cheng; C. sinensis Hemsley var. glandulifera (Hemsley) Reher & E. H. Wilson; C. willmottiae Rehder & E. H. Wilson var. chekiangensis Cheng.
Shrubs, to 3 m tall; young branches glabrous, older growth drying gray-brown, lenticellate; buds narrowly ovoid, glabrous. Stipules narrowly oblong, 12–15 mm, glabrous; petiole 6–10 mm, pubescent; leaf blade obovate or obovate-rounded, 5–8 × 3.5–5.5 cm, abaxially sometimes gray-white, stellately pubescent, adaxially glabrous, base asymmetrical, subcordate or subrounded, margin serrate above middle of leaf, apex subacute; lateral veins 6–8 on each side, the 2 lowermost with tertiary veins. Inflorescence terminal on shoots, 4–6 cm in fruit; peduncle 0.8–1.3 cm, glabrous or pubescent at flower bases, with 1 or 2 basal leaves; basal bracts of inflorescences subrounded, 0.8–1 cm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially villous; floral bracts ovate-rounded, 3–4 mm, sparsely pubescent; bracteoles oblong, 3–4 mm, sparsely pubescent. Floral cup glabrous. Sepals ovate, glabrous, apex subobtuse. Petals spatulate, 5–6 × 3–4 mm. Stamens 4–5 mm; disk scales 2-parted, equal to floral cup, apex acute. Ovary glabrous; styles as long as petals. Capsules 6–8 mm, glabrous. Seeds 3–4 mm. Fl. Mar–May, fr. Jun–Aug.
Slopes, roadsides; ca. 1300 m. Anhui, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.