Description from Flora of China
Trees evergreen, small, 3-5 m high; branches thick, ca. 5 mm in diam., current year twigs glabrous. Petiole 1.5-2.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially light green, adaxially green, narrowly elliptic, sometimes oblong-obovate, 7-11 × 3.8-4.8 cm, thickly leathery, glabrous, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, base broadly cuneate or obtuse, margin slightly sinuate or subentire, revolute when dried, apex acute. Flowers unknown. Drupes sessile, 3 or 4 in head, narrowly ellipsoid, laterally flattened, ca. 1.2 cm, ca. 7 mm in diam., ca. 4 mm thick, outside pubescent, with persistent calyx at top and 3 oval bractlets at base; peduncles 1.5-2.5 cm, thick. Seeds laterally flattened, with 5-7 lengthwise grooves. Fl. unknown, fr. Sep.
Nyssa shangszeensis is known to us only from the protologue.
● Evergreen forests; ca. 300 m. SW Guangxi (Shangsi).