Description from Flora of China
Shrubs or small trees; young branches gray-brown, pubescent, lenticellate; terminal buds ellipsoid, 1.5- 2 cm, glabrous. Petiole ca. 10 mm, stellately pubescent; leaf blade obovate or obovate-elliptic, 5–12 × 3–7 cm, abaxially stellately pubescent at least along veins, adaxially puberulent along veins, base cordate, asymmetrical, margin serrate above middle of leaf, teeth mucronate, apex acute; lateral veins 7 or 8 on each side, the 2 lowermost with tertiary veins. Inflorescence 3–4 cm, 5–6 cm in fruit; peduncle ca. 1 cm, with 2 or 3 basal leaves; basal bracts of inflorescences (stipules of reduced leaves) 5 or 6, scalelike, ovate, 1–1.3 cm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially villous; floral bracts ovate, 3–4 mm, tomentose on both surfaces; bracteoles oblong-lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm, pubescent. Floral cup stellately pubescent. Sepals ovate, glabrous, apex rounded. Petals spatulate, ca. 5 mm. Stamens ca. 6 mm, exserted from corolla; disk scales acute, 2-lobed, subequal to sepals. Ovary superior, stellately pubescent; styles as long as stamens. Capsules 6–7 mm, stellately pubescent, with persistent styles. Seeds ovoid-ellipsoid, 3–4 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.
Forests; ca. 1300 m. SW China.