Description from Flora of China
Linociera henryi H. L. Li (1944), not Chionanthus henryae H. L. Li (1966).
Shrubs or trees 4-18 m. Branchlets subterete, glabrous or glabrescent, compressed and slightly pubescent when young. Petiole stout, 2.5-4 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblanceolate, 16-33 × 4-12.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, base attenuate and decurrent, apex abruptly and very short acuminate; primary veins 11 or 12 on each side of midrib, adaxially slightly impressed, abaxially raised. Panicles axillary, including peduncle 9-15 cm, pilose. Flowers subsessile. Calyx pubescent; lobes oblong-ovate, 1-1.5 mm, blunt or acuminate. Corolla 2-3 mm, slightly puberulent or glabrous outside; lobes oblong, acuminate, slightly united at base. Drupe black, narrowly ovoid or narrowly ellipsoid, 5-10 × 2.5-5 cm, lenticellate. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Apr.
Records of this species have been misidentified as Linociera insignis C. B. Clarke.
Dense forests of valleys, thickets of ravines; 800-1600 m. Yunnan [Myanmar]