Description from Flora of China
Santiria yunnanensis Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 10: 159. 1940.
Trees deciduous, up to 15 m tall, up to 60 cm d.b.h. Branchlets longitudinally striped, lenticellate, sparsely pubescent. Leaves ca. 20 cm; leaflets 5-9; petiolules 5-10 mm; rachis and petiolules striped, shortly pubescent or nearly glabrous; blades oblong-ovate or oblong-rounded, 6-13 × 4-5 cm, rigidly papery, base rounded or broadly cuneate, oblique, margin sparsely serrate near apex, apex acute or caudate; lateral veins 9-11 pairs, sparsely shortly pubescent, midrib and lateral veins prominent on both surfaces, especially abaxially. Flowers unseen. Infructescence paniculate, axillary, ca. 8 cm; rachis and peduncle sparsely shortly pubescent, peduncle ca. 1 cm. Drupe subglobose, 1.5-2 cm in diam., dark purple; exocarp shallowly wrinkled. Fr. Nov.
● Secondary forests; 500-600 m. S Yunnan (Mengla).