Description from Flora of China
Young branches glabrescent, older growth drying gray-brown, lenticellate. Stipules linear; petiole 5–10 mm, glabrescent; leaf blade oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 7–17 × 3–6 cm, drying discolorous, abaxially glabrous, adaxially somewhat shiny, base obtuse or cuneate, margin entire or sometimes dentate towards leaf apex, apex acuminate; lateral veins 6–8 on each side, abaxially prominent. Inflorescences 2–2.5 cm; peduncle 6–8 mm, initially lepidote; general bracts ovate, 1–1.2 cm; bracts and bracteoles ovate, stellately pubescent. Floral cup 2–2.5 mm, stellately pubescent. Sepals ovate, 2.5–3 mm, deciduous. Petals obovate, slightly shorter than floral cup, apex 2-lobed. Anthers ovoid, 0.8–1 mm. Styles 8–12 mm. Capsule 18–20 mm, glabrous. Seeds 8–10 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jul–Sep.
Forests; 100--200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, S Jiangxi, Taiwan.