Description from Flora of China
Shrubs 1-3 m tall. Young branches grayish white to brown, glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds densely yellowish brown villous. Petiole ca. l mm, villous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, 4-8 × 1.5-3.2 cm, leathery, abaxially yellowish green and sparsely villous but more densely so along midvein, adaxially dark green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 9-11 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins abaxially raised and adaxially impressed, base obliquely auriculate and amplexicaul with larger auricle 4-7 mm, margin closely serrulate and revolute when dry, apex abruptly shortly acuminate and with an obtuse tip. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster, wrapped by a small leaflike involucre bract; involucre bract ovate, 7-10 mm, villous, base auriculate. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles elliptic, very small, pubescent; sepals ovate, 1.5-2 mm, outside villous, apex obtuse; petals narrowly oblong, ca. 4 mm; stamens ca. 10; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm; ovary ovoid, glabrous, 3-loculed; style 1-1.5 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit bluish black when mature, globose, 4-5 mm in diam. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Nov-Jan.
● Forests on mountain slopes; 300-1200 m. Fujian, C and N Guangdong, N Guangxi, SE Guizhou, S Hunan, E and S Jiangxi, S Zhejiang.