Description from Flora of China
Corylopsis sinensis var. parvifolia H. T. Chang; C. spicata Hemsley.
Shrubs; young branches and buds pubescent or glabrous. Stipules narrowly oblong, ca. 20 mm, sparsely pubescent; petiole 5–10 mm, stellately tomentose; leaf blade obovate, obovate-rounded, broadly ovate or oblong-obovate, 3–9 × 2–6 cm, abaxially gray-brown stellately pubescent to glabrous, adaxially glabrous or pubescent along veins, base asymmetrical, cordate or subtruncate, margin serrate, teeth mucronate, apex obtuse, acute, or acuminate; lateral veins 7–9 on each side, the 2 lowermost with obscure tertiary veins. Inflorescence 3–4 cm, 3–6 cm in fruit; peduncle 1.2–1.5 cm, pubescent; basal bracts of inflorescences ovate-rounded, 0.8–1 cm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially villous; floral bracts ovate, 4–5 mm, pubescent; bracteoles oblong, 2–3 mm. Floral cup stellately pubescent. Sepals ovate, glabrous, apex subobtuse. Petals spatulate, 5–6 × 3–4 mm. Stamens 4–5 mm; disk scales 2-lobed, apex acute, nearly equal to sepals. Ovary stellately pubescent; styles 6–7 mm, base pubescent. Capsules 10–14 × 7–9 mm, stellately pubescent. Seeds 4–5 mm.
Forests, mountains; 1000--1500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.