Description from Flora of China
Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, 2-ribbed; current year branchlets yellowish brown, 2-ribbed, glabrous; terminal buds glabrous. Petiole 1-2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, ovate-elliptic, or ovate-lanceolate, 2-3.5 × 1-1.5 cm, leathery, abaxially yellowish green, adaxially dark green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 7-10 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins abaxially raised and adaxially impressed, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex obtuse, emarginate, or sometimes subrounded. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles suborbicular, ca. 1 mm; sepals ovate to orbicular, ca. 3 mm, glabrous; petals obovate, ca. 5 mm; stamens ca. 15; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles similar to those of male flowers; sepals suborbicular, 1.5-2 mm, glabrous; petals long ovate, ca. 3 mm; ovary long ovoid, glabrous; style 2-3 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit purplish brown when mature, long ovoid, 4-5 × 2-3 mm, glabrous. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jul-Sep.
● Forests or thickets on mountain slopes or along streams in valleys; 100-1600 m. S Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, SE Guizhou, S Hunan, S Jiangsu, S Jiangxi, S Zhejiang.