Description from Flora of China
Shrubs or trees, 2-7 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, pubescent or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds densely yellowish brown villous. Petiole ca. 1 mm, densely villous; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 4.5-10 × 1.5-2.2 cm, leathery to thinly leathery, abaxially yellowish green, appressed
pilose, and spreading villous along midvein, adaxially dark green and glabrous, midvein, abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially obscure to slightly impressed, base obtuse to broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 9 in a cluster. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm, densely pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. 1 mm; sepals brown when dry, ovate, 1.5-2 mm, leathery, outside yellowish brown pubescent, apex obtuse and mucronate; petals oblong to obovate-oblong, ca. 3.5 mm; stamens ca. 20; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals oblong-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary ovoid, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, 3-loculed; style 2-2.5 mm, 3-parted to base. Fruit purplish black when mature, globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Sep-Nov, fr. Dec-Apr.
Forests, thickets; 300-2700 m. S Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, S Guizhou, Hainan, E and W Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW, SE, and SW Yunnan [Myanmar, N Vietnam].