Description from Flora of China
Small trees or shrubs, 2-8 m tall. Branchlets densely ferruginous tomentose, hairs intermixed with unguiculate scales, scales occasionally truncate-tipped or 2-fid. Petiole 2-2.5 cm, densely ferruginous tomentose and sparsely scaly; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 19-24 × 6-14 cm, leathery, abaxially thickly tomentose, hairs intermixed with subulate scales on midvein and lateral veins, adaxially glabrous, with subulate scales on midvein, lateral veins 23-30 pairs, base obtuse to subrounded, margin mucronate-serrate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Inflorescences 2.5-7 cm, axillary, 3- or 4-fascicled on old branches, ferruginous tomentose and sparsely scaly; peduncles 5-10 mm, with 4 or 5 bracts at apex; bracts broadly elliptic to ovate-triangular, 2-6 mm, ciliate; pedicels ca. 1.2 cm, ferruginous tomentose and sparsely scaly, with 2 bracteoles at base; bracteoles ca. 1 mm. Flowers pink, small, ca. 8 mm in diam. Sepals elliptic to broadly elliptic, 3-4 mm. Petals oblong, ca. 5 mm. Stamens 45-75. Ovary subglobose, glabrous; styles 5, connate below middle. Fruit green to white, depressed-globose, 3-5 mm in diam. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct. 2n = 78*.
● Mountain forests, thickets on riverbanks, valleys; 500-1500 m. NW Guangxi, SE Yunnan.