Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, evergreen, erect, ca. 3 m tall. Young branches with dense ferruginous scales. Petiole ca. 6 mm, slender, densely dark brown scaly; leaf blade elliptic, 4.5-5.6 × 1.5-2.4 cm, papery, abaxially densely yellowish white scaly, lateral veins 4 or 5 per side of midrib, inconspicuous on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin entire, apex obtuse. Flowers often 2-5 in axils. Pedicel light yellow, 2-3 mm. Flowers nodding, light brown, outside densely scaly. Calyx tube cup-shaped, campanulate, 3.5-4 mm; lobes broadly triangular or broadly ovate, ca. 3 mm, inside with sparse stellate hairs, apex cuspidate. Filaments very short; anthers ellipsoid, ca. 1.8 mm. Style S-shaped. Drupe narrowly ellipsoid, ca. 1.2 × 0.4 cm, rust-colored scaly. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Mar-Apr.
Open mountain slopes; 1900-2600 m. SW Yunnan [Vietnam].