Description from Flora of China
Daphne liangii (Merrill & Chun) Halda.
Shrubs to 2 m tall. Branches reddish brown, terete, slightly laterally compressed, glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole ca. 2 mm, stout; leaf blade glossy olive-green adaxially, pale green abaxially, oblong-elliptic, (10-)13-20 × (4-)4.5-9 cm, thickly to thinly papery, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate or rounded, tapering toward petiole, apex acute; lateral veins 8-12 pairs, conspicuous abaxially, slender. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, later elongating, 3-12-flowered, glabrous; peduncle 2-6 cm. Pedicel short, ca. 1 mm. Calyx yellowish green, 12-15 mm, exterior glabrous; lobes 4, elliptic, 5-6 × 3-4 mm. Stamens 8; filaments short. Anthers oblong, ca. 1.8 mm. Disk scales 2, linear, ca. 1 mm. Ovary ellipsoid, glabrous; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe ovoid, 8-10 × 5-6 mm. Fl. Jun-Sep.
● Forests, stream banks. Hainan.