Description from Flora of China
Trees small. Bark brown, smooth; young branches pubescent, becoming glabrous. Petiole 7-10 mm, pubescent; leaf blade abaxially light green, adaxially dark green, subelliptic, 4-5 × 3-3.5 cm, thinly papery, glabrous except midvein sparsely pubescent at base, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs conspicuous abaxially, base broadly cuneate or obtuse, margin entire, revolute when dried, apex acute. Flowers unknown. Drupes sessile, 2 or 3 in head, subovoid or obovate, slightly flattened, 7-8 mm, ca. 5 mm in diam., ca. 3 mm thick, pubescent when young, late glabrescent; peduncle 2.5-2.8 cm, slender. Seeds slightly laterally flattened, with 5-7 lengthwise grooves. Fl. unknown, fr. Sep.
Nyssa leptophylla is known to us only from the protologue.
● Sparse forests; ca. 1000 m. Hunan.