Description from Flora of China
Myrica nana var. luxurians A. Chevalier.
Shrubs evergreen, dioecious, to 3 m tall; trunk to 3(?) cm d.b.h.; bark dark gray. Branchlets and buds glabrous to puberulent, occasionally hirtellous, golden glandular. Petiole 1-5 mm, glabrous to puberulent; leaf blade narrowly elliptic-obovate to cuneate-obovate, 2.5-8 × 1-3.5 cm, leathery or subleathery, glabrous or sometimes puberulent along midvein adaxially, abaxially sparsely to moderately golden glandular, base cuneate, margin serrate, especially above middle, or often entire on smaller leaves, apex acute or rounded. Male spikes simple, solitary in leaf axils, 1-1.5 cm; peduncle and rachis glabrous; bracts suborbicular-deltoid, to 1.5 mm, ciliolate and golden glandular. Male flowers with 1 or 2 bracteoles, or bracteoles absent. Stamens 1-6(-8); anthers red, ellipsoid. Female spikes simple or inconspicuously branched, 0.5-1.5 cm; rachis glabrous to puberulent; bracts ciliate and densely golden glandular, each with 2 flowers. Female flowers with 2 bracteoles. Ovary glabrous, becoming velutinous in fruit; stigmas 2, red. Drupe red, globose to ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm in diam., papilliferous; papillae with apical, golden glands. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. May-Jul.
* Shrub forests or forests on mountain slopes; 1900-3000 m. W Guizhou, C and N Yunnan