Description from Flora of China
Wikstroemia balansae Drake, J. Bot. (Morot): 227. 1889; Daphne balansae (Drake) Halda; Rhamnoneuron rubriflorum C. Y. Wu ex S. C. Huang.
Shrubs or small trees, to 2-4(-10) m tall. Branchlets erect, brown, slender, appressed hispid, glabrescent. Petiole 1-3 mm, sparsely pubescent; leaf blade ovate or oblong to lanceolate, (8-)10-19 × 2.5-5.5 cm, abaxially appressed pubescent, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, rarely rounded, apex acuminate; lateral veins 19-24 pairs, slightly curved ascending, conspicuous. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, capitate, in panicles, 4-flowered; peduncle 1.5-2 cm, sericeous; involucral bracts 2. Calyx red, ca. 12 mm, exterior sericeous; lobes 4, erect, ovate, ca. 2.5 mm. Stamens 8, inserted in calyx tube; filaments ca. 1/2 as long as anthers; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm. Disk cup-shaped, margin undulate. Ovary white hirsute; style short; stigma subglobose. Drupe fusiform, ca. 8 mm, abaxially white hirsute, covered by persistent calyx. Fl. Mar.
Forests; 900-1200 m. SE Yunnan (Pingbian) [Vietnam].