Description from Flora of China
Shrubs or small trees. Young branchlets thin, densely appressed puberulent; old branchlets dark brown, glabrous or slightly puberulent. Petiole 0.8--1.5 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 4--14 X 1.5--3.5 cm, papery, glabrous, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire or glandular denticulate, apex caudate-acuminate, lateral veins 5--10 pairs. Inflorescences a glomerule, ca. 10-flowered; bracts and bractlets persistent, ovate to broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm, sparsely appressed pubescent. Ovary ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes oblong, ca. 1 mm, glabrous, margin ciliate. Corolla 3--4 mm. Stamens 20--30. Disc annular, glabrous. Drupes brown to black when dry, cylindrical, 6--8 X ca. 3 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Oct.
* Mixed forests; ca. 1000 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan.