Description from Flora of China
Shrubs scandent, 2–4 m tall. Branchlets dark brown, terete, glabrous. Leaves simple; petiole 1–1.5 cm, initially rust colored tomentose, glabrescent; stipules caducous, oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 1–1.3 cm, appressed pubescent when young, glabrescent, margin usually entire; blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 13–17 × 2.5–4.5 cm, lateral veins 8–10 pairs, raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, leathery, abaxially densely yellowish brown tomentose, adaxially glabrous, base rounded to truncate, margin entire basally, with sparse, shallow small serrations on apical 1/2, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, short racemes; rachis and pedicels densely yellowish brown tomentose-villous and with needle-like prickles; bracts oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, yellowish brown tomentose when young, glabrescent, margin usually entire. Pedicel 1.5–2.5 cm. Flowers to 2 cm in diam. Calyx abaxially yellowish brown tomentose-villous, with needle-like prickles; sepals usually erect in fruit, broadly lanceolate, 1–1.4 cm × 5–7 mm, apex shortly acuminate. Aggregate fruit red, subglobose, 1–1.2 cm in diam., glabrous; pyrenes rugose. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jul.
Slopes, mixed forests; ca. 1400 m. N Fujian (Chong’an Xian), Zhejiang.