Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous or semievergreen, erect, many branched. Branches densely brown scaly. Petiole to 1 cm, with dense scales and stellate hairs; leaf blade adaxially dark green, lanceolate-elliptic, 7-8 × ca. 2.5 cm, leathery, abaxially with dense gray stellate hairs, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 7-10 per side of midrib, base narrowly rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate; leaves on flowering branches small, silvery, glossy abaxially. Flowers ca. 12 in dense axillary cluster. Pedicel absent. Calyx tube tubular, ca. 5 mm, thick, inside glabrous; lobes triangular, ca. 3 mm. Stamens exserted from throat of calyx tube; filaments glabrous, ca. as long as anthers; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm. Style ca. 6 mm, pilose. Fruit not seen. Fl. Mar.
Elaeagnus bambusetorum is known to us only from the protologue.
● Bamboo forests; ca. 1800 m. SE Yunnan.