Description from Flora of China
Eurya distichophylla f. asymmetrica Hung T. Chang; E. swinglei Merrill.
Shrubs or trees, 1.5-7 m tall. Young branches slender, grayish brown to dark brown, glabrescent; current year branchlets densely spreading villous; terminal buds villous. Petiole ca. 1 mm, villous; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 3.5-6 × 1.1-1.8 cm, papery to thinly leathery, abaxially pale green and densely appressed villous, adaxially green, slightly shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 8-11 on each side of midvein, abaxially visible, and adaxially obscure, base obliquely rounded to obliquely cordate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, villous. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, very small; sepals ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, outside densely villous, apex slightly acute to obtuse; petals obovate-oblong to obovate, ca. 4 mm, margin slightly bluish, apex rounded; stamens 15-18; anthers many-locellate; pistillode densely pubescent. Female flowers: sepals ovate, ca. 1 mm, outside densely villous, apex acute to obtuse; petals lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm; ovary ovoid, densely pubescent, 3-loculed; style 3-4 mm, 3-parted almost to base. Fruit purplish black when mature, globose to ovoid, 4-5 mm in diam., pubescent, many seeded. Seeds brown, rounded reniform, shiny. Fl. Oct-Dec, fr. Jun-Jul.
Forests on mountain slopes or along streams; 200-1500 m. S and SW Fujian, Guangdong, E and S Guangxi, S Hunan, S Jiangxi [Vietnam].