Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, to 3 m tall; young branches tomentose, glabrescent, older growth gray-brown, white lenticellate; buds elliptic, glabrous. Stipules oblong, 15–20 mm, apex rounded, abaxially pubescent, adaxially villous; petiole 15–20 mm, pubescent; leaf blade ovate-rounded or elliptic, 5–9 × 3–5.5 cm, abaxially stellately pubescent with brown hairs, villous along veins, adaxially drying pale green, base asymmetrical, cordate, margin serrate, teeth short mucronate, apex subacute; lateral veins 8 or 9 on each side, the 2 lowermost with obscure tertiary veins. Inflorescence 3–4 cm, 4–6 cm in fruit; peduncle 0.8–1 cm, densely tomentose, with 2 or 3 basal leaves; basal bracts of inflorescences rounded, 1–1.2 cm, pubescent; floral bracts tomentose; bracteoles lanceolate, tomentose. Floral cup pubescent. Sepals ovate, 0.8–1 mm, glabrous or ciliate. Petals spatulate, 3–4 × 3–4 mm. Stamens 2–3 mm; disk scales linear, 2-lobed. Ovary tomentose; styles 1.2–1.5 mm. Capsules 6–8 mm, tomentose; persistent styles very short. Seeds 4–5 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.
Montane forests; 1000--1200 m. SW Sichuan.