Description from Flora of China
Shrubs scandent, 1–3 m tall. Branchlets brownish or grayish brown, terete, glabrous, with sparse, curved prickles. Leaves simple; petiole robust, 5–10 mm, glabrous; stipules early caducous, ovate or elliptic, glabrous; blade lanceolate, 8–12 × 1.5–3 cm, veins obscure, lateral veins 6–8 pairs, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially with sparse, curved prickles along midvein, base rounded or subtruncate, margin subentire or with sparse, smaller teeth, apex caudate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered; bracts ovate or elliptic, glabrous, margin entire. Pedicel 5–10 mm, glabrous. Flowers 1–1.8 cm in diam. Calyx greenish red, abaxially glabrous; sepals triangular-lanceolate, 7–11 mm, outer sepals with gray tomentose margin, apex acuminate. Petals white, oblong, longer than sepals, base clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens shorter than petals; filaments purplish red, broad, complanate. Pistils 50–70 or slightly more, slightly shorter than or nearly as long as stamens; ovary and base of style densely finely pubescent. Aggregate fruit red, ovoid-globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., densely finely gray pubescent; pyrenes smooth or slightly rugulose. Fl. Feb–Mar, fr. Apr–May.
Roadsides on mountains, ravines; Low elevations. Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan.