Description from Flora of China
Shrubs ca. 1.5 m tall. Flowering branchlets red-brown, 6-10 cm, 6-8-leaved. Petiole 2-3 cm; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, ovate or elliptic-ovate, 2-4 × 1.6-1.8 cm, subleathery, abaxially densely 8-11-rayed stellate hairy, indumentum continuous, adaxially sparsely 5-8(or 9)-rayed stellate hairy, veins in 3 or 4 pairs, base broadly cuneate, margin slightly serrate, apex acute. Cymes lax, 5-8 × 3-5 cm, 9-15-flowered; pedicels 1-2 cm. Calyx tube ca. 2.5 × 3 mm; lobes ovate or ovate-deltoid, ca. 1.5 × 1.5 mm, densely 8-11-rayed stellate hairy. Petals induplicate, white, oblong or obovate-elliptic, 7-9 × 2-3 mm. Outer stamens ca. 4 mm; filaments subrounded, shouldered, or 2-lobed at apex, lobes (if present) not reaching anthers; anthers stalked, ovoid. Inner stamens ca. 2 mm; filaments slightly 2-lobed at apex; anthers borne between filament lobes or near apex of filaments abaxially. Styles 3, subequaling stamens. Capsule unknown. Fl. Mar.
One of the present authors (Ohba) doubts the distinctness of this species.
* Mixed forests; ca. 2000 m. W Sichuan (Jiulong Xian).