Description from Flora of China
Daphniphyllum himalense (Bentham) Müller Argoviensis subsp. macropodum (Miquel) T. C. Huang; D. membranaceum Hayata.
Trees or shrubs, 3-10(-20) m tall; branchlets stout, dark brown, with orbicular leaf scars. Petiole 3-6 mm, purplish red; leaf blade oblong or oblanceolate, 14-25 × 3-6.5 cm, leathery, light green and lightly glaucous abaxially, deep green and shining adaxially, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex acuminate; lateral veins slender and dense, 12-18 pairs, visible on both surfaces. Male flowers: inflorescence 5-7 cm; pedicel ca. 5 mm; calyx absent; stamens 8-10; filaments very short, ca. 1 mm; anthers ca. 2 mm. Female flowers: inflorescence 4.5-8 cm; pedicel 3-5 mm; calyx absent; staminodes 10 around ovary; ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm, glaucous; style branches recurved. Drupe ellipsoidal, ca. 10 × 5-6 mm, purplish brown, tuberculate, glaucous; style branches persistent. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Aug-Oct.
The timber is used for building and furniture as well as stationery.
Forests; 600-1900 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea].