Description from Flora of China
Erythrostaphyle vitiginea Hance, J. Bot. 11: 266. 1873; Iodes ovalis Blume var. vitiginea (Hance) Gagnepain.
Branchlets compressed, light yellow somewhat rigidly strigose, with axillary or lateral tendrils. Petiole 1-1.5(-3) cm, light yellow somewhat rigidly strigose; leaf blade narrowly ovate to ovate, 6-17 × 3-11 cm, abaxially densely white or light yellow roughly and somewhat rigidly strigose and with few strict hairs, adaxially densely minutely granular protuberant, sparsely somewhat rigidly strigose when young, only on veins when old, lat eral veins 4-6 pairs, tertiary veins parallel, reticulate veins usu- ally not prominent, base rounded or minutely cordate, apex long acuminate or sometimes acute. Corymb-panicles axillary. Staminate inflorescences 8-20 cm; flowers yellow-green; sepals 5, triangular, 0.5-1 mm, outside pubescent, apex acuminate; corolla 5(or 6)-lobed, united to middle, lobes narrowly elliptic, 1-1.5 mm, apex mucronate, incurved; stamens light yellow, ca. 1 mm; filaments very short; anthers oblong; ovary undeveloped, setiform-villous. Pistillate inflorescences shorter; flowers larger; ovary red when mature, ovoid-globose. Drupe compressed when mature, polygonous reticulate-lacunose, 1.3-2.2 × 1.2-1.6 cm, yellow tomentose. Fl. Dec-Jun, fr. May-Aug.
Monsoon valley forests, secondary scrub; 100-1300 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, SE Yunnan [N Laos, N Thailand, N Vietnam].