Description from Flora of China
Pasania paniculata (Handel-Mazzetti) Chun.
Trees to 15 m tall; bud scales, branchlets, and rachis of inflorescences hairy. Petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade oblong to obovate-oblong, 6-15 × 2.5-5 cm, rigidly papery, abaxially hairy along midvein when young, base cuneate, margin entire, apex abruptly acute to caudate; secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, abruptly curving apically, obscure near margin; tertiary veins abaxially not visible. Male inflorescences paniculate. Female and androgynous inflorescences to 20 cm; cupules in clusters of 3-5. Infructescence rachis 4-7 mm thick. Cupule depressed globose to subglobose, 0.8-1.8 × 1.8-2.5 cm, enclosing most of nut or occasionally completely enclosing nut, wall 0.2-0.5 mm thick and crustaceous; bracts imbricate, triangular, rarely longer than 1 mm. Nut broadly conical to slightly depressed, 1.6-2.3 cm in diam., apex pointed to rounded, wall ca. 0.5 mm thick; scar 1-1.4 cm in diam., concave. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Jul-Sep of following year.
* Broad-leaved evergreen forests; 600-1200 m. N Guangdong, NE Guangxi, S Hunan, SW Jiangxi