Description from Flora of China
Corylopsis sinensis Hemsley f. veitchiana (Bean) B. D. Morley & J. M. Chao.
Shrubs; young branches glabrous, older growth dark brown, lenticellate; buds ellipsoid, pubescent. Stipules oblong-lanceolate, 22–25 mm; petiole 5–8 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate or elliptic, 5–10 × 3–6 cm, abaxially grayish, glabrous or pubescent along veins, adaxially glabrous, base asymmetrical, cordate, margin serrate, teeth mucronate, apex acute; lateral veins 6–8 on each side, the 2 lowermost with tertiary veins. Inflorescence 3–4 cm, 5–6 cm in fruit; peduncle 1–1.2 cm, pubescent, with 1 or 2 basal leaves; basal bracts of inflorescences 2–4, ovate-rounded, 1–1.3 cm, abaxially pubescent; floral bracts ovate, 5–6 mm, tomentose; bracteoles oblong, pubescent. Floral cup stellately pubescent. Sepals ovate, pubescent, ciliate, apex rounded. Petals spatulate, 5–6 × 3–4 mm. Stamens slightly exserted from corolla; anthers red-brown; disk scales 2-lobed, apex acute, slightly longer than floral cup. Ovary adnate to floral cup, stellately tomentose; styles 5–6 mm. Capsules 7–8 mm, stellately pubescent. Seeds 4–5 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.
Forests; ca. 1200 m. Anhui, Hubei, E Sichuan.