Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous or semievergreen, ca. 2 m tall. Old branches with short conic spines; young branches with dense pale to dark brown stellate hairs, many long stipitate. Petiole 5-7 mm, with stellate hairs; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, adaxially drying dull green, ovate, 3.5-6 × 2-3 cm, thickly papery, abaxially stellate-tomentose, hairs mostly white and subsessile, some pale brown and stipitate, adaxially stellate-tomentose when young, later glabrous, lateral veins 3-5 per side of midrib, inconspicuously raised abaxially, deeply impressed adaxially, base rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate. Flowers often 1-7, subumbellate, in axils of long shoots and 2-8 in a shortened raceme on short branches. Fruiting pedicel with sessile scales and scattered shortly stipitate hairs, 1.5-1.8 cm. Flowers white, with white and brown stellate hairs. Calyx tube ca. 9.5 mm; lobes ovate-oblong, ca. 5.5 × 3 mm, with sparse white stellate hairs. Filaments very short; anthers oblong, ca. 1.3 mm. Style erect, glabrous. Immature drupe narrowly elliptic, 1-1.2 cm; scales dense, brown, irregularly lobed with toothed margin, also sparsely stipitate-hairy. Fl. Apr, fr. Jun.
● By streams in valleys. Jiangxi.