Description from Flora of China
Trees; branchlets, petioles, and rachis of inflorescences densely tomentose with short hairs. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, 8-12 × 2-3 cm, rigidly leathery, abaxially densely
tomentose with short hairs, soon glabrescent, with scalelike glands, and glaucous or grayish when dry, base attenuate, decurrent on petiole, margin entire or undulate from middle to
apex; apex attenuate, secondary veins 9-14 on each side of midvein, adaxially slightly impressed; tertiary veins abaxially not visible but very slender, evident. Female and/or
androgynous inflorescences in pairs, terminal at apex of branches, 10-15 cm. Female inflorescences with cupules in clusters of 3-5. Cupule plate-shaped, 1.5-2.2 cm in diam., enclosing
basal part of nut; bracts spiny when young, thickly linear, 3-5 mm when mature, reflexed, tip hooked, grayish pubescent. Nut depressed globose, less than 1 cm, 1.5-2 cm in diam.,
grayish farinose; scar 1-1.2 cm in diam., concave. Fr. Sep-Oct.
* Broad-leaved evergreen forests or in association with Pinus massoniana and other species of Lithocarpus; ca. 200 m. Guangxi (Qinzhou Xian), Guizhou (Libo Xian).