Description from Flora of China
Schima stellata Pierre, Fl. Forest. Cochinch. 1: t. 122. 1887; Craibiodendron shanicum W. W. Smith.
Trees or shrubs, 3–8 m tall. Petiole ca. 5 mm; leaf blade elliptic, 6–13 × 3.5–6 cm, thickly leathery, glabrous or sparsely pubescent on midvein, abaxially sparsely black-glandular punctate, secondary veins 14–18 pairs, fine veins conspicuous and reticulate, base obtuse to subrounded, margin entire and revolute, apex rounded to retuse. Inflorescences paniculate; rachis 15–20 cm, ± gray puberulous. Pedicel 2–6 mm, ± gray puberulous. Flowers fragrant. Calyx lobes broadly ovate-triangular, abaxially pubescent. Corolla white, campanulate, 3–4 mm, abaxially pubescent; lobes subequal to tube. Filaments pilose. Ovary densely pubescent. Capsule ca. 1 × 1.5 cm, ± pubescent. Seeds 5–10 mm. Fl. Jul–Oct, fr. Oct–Apr.
Forests, thickets; (200–)700–1600(–2700) m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].