Description from Flora of China
Tsuga mairei Lemee & H. Léveillé, Monde Pl. 2(16): 20. 1914; Taxus chinensis (Pilger) Rehder var. mairei (Lemee & H. Léveillé) W. C. Cheng & L. K. Fu; T. mairei (Lemee & H. Léveillé) S. Y. Hu ex T. S. Liu; T. speciosa Florin.
Leaves linear, usually falcate and 2-3.5 cm × 2.5-4 mm, thick, midvein of different color to stomatal band, not papillate, or with papillae scattered on midvein or in 1-several lateral rows adjacent to stomatal band, margin revolute.
Coniferous and mixed forests, thickets, deforested rocks, open slopes; 100-3500 m (but usually at lower elevations than var. chinensis, especially in the E, typically below 1200 m, ascending to over 3000 m in Sichuan and Yunnan). S Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, N Guangdong, N Guangxi, Guizhou, W Henan, W Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, E Yunnan, Zhejiang [N India, ?Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam]