Description from Flora of China
Meliosma fischeriana Rehder & E. H. Wilson; M. simplicifolia (Roxburgh) Walpers subsp. yunnanensis (Franchet) Beusekom; M. yunnanensis var. fischeriana (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) C. Y. Chang.
Trees to 30 m tall, evergreen. Bark gray; young branches sparsely pubescent. Leaves simple; petiole 6-10 mm, base enlarged, densely shortly lanuginous and persistently pubescent when old; leaf blade narrowly obovate-elliptic, obovate-lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 4-15 × 2-6 cm, leathery, sparsely pubescent abaxially and crinite at vein axils, lateral veins 6-10 pairs, ascending to margin, attenuate from lower 2/3 to base, narrowly cuneate, margin sparsely spinose-serrate from middle to apex, apex cuspidate to caudate. Panicle terminal or axillary at apices of branches, 4-10 cm, narrow, branched 2(or 3) times, yellowish pubescent; bracts lanceolate, pubescent. Flowers 3-4 mm in diam., subsessile. Sepals 5, suborbicular, 2-2.3 mm in diam., ciliate. Petals white or pale yellow: 3 outer ones suborbicular, 2-2.5 mm in diam.; 2 inner ones equal to fertile stamens, bifid; lobes ovate, ciliate. Fertile stamens ca. 2 mm. Pistil 2-2.5 mm; ovary glabrous; style equal to ovary or slightly longer. Disk cup-shaped, ca. 1/2 as long as ovary, 5-toothed. Drupe subglobose, somewhat compressed, 3.5-5 mm in diam.; endocarp compressed-globose, with coarse, scattered netlike strips, midrib prominent. Fl. summer, fr. Aug-Oct.
Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1000-3000 m. C Guizhou, Sichuan, E and S Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, N India, N Myanmar, Nepal].