Description from Flora of China
Maesa parvifolia A. de Candolle var. brevipaniculata C. Y. Wu & C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 324. 1977.
Shrubs 0.5-3 m tall. Branchlets angular, velutinous brown pilosulose-tomentose, barely flexuous; pith solid. Petiole canaliculate, 3-8 mm, pilosulose; leaf blade lanceolate or narrowly ovate, 7-10(-13) × 1.5-2.3(-4.5) cm, glabrous to puberulent, base obtuse, margin undulate to very sparsely serrulate, apex caudate-acuminate; lateral veins ca. 8 on each side of midrib, ending in minute punctate teeth, submarginal vein absent. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate, puberulent, 5-8 mm; bracteoles minute, lanceolate, hirsute. Flowers white, fragrant, ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm, puberulent. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, acute or obtuse, puberulent, ciliate, inconspicuously pellucid punctate-lineate. Corolla campanulate, ca. 3 × length of calyx lobes; lobes broadly ovate, subequal tube, crenulate, rounded. Stamens shorter than corolla lobes; anthers broadly ovate or reniform, as long as filaments in staminate flowers. Pistil included. Style short, thick; stigma flattened, somewhat lobed. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr-Jan.
* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, damp places, hillsides, stream banks; 1300-1800 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan