Description from Flora of China
Actinodaphne reticulata Meisner var. forrestii C. K. Allen, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 25: 412. 1938.
Trees, 8-15 m tall. Young branchlets yellow-brown appressed tomentose. Bud scales sometimes persistent, sparsely surrounding bases of branchlets. Leaves 6- or 7-clustered at apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole up to 2 cm, shortly appressed tomentose; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate, 9-27 × 2-5 cm, pubescent abaxially when young, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 11-15 pairs, base attenuate or broadly cuneate, apex acuminate or long acuminate. Umbels clustered on lateral side of branchlet, 5- or 6-flowered. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm. Perianth segments 6, elliptic. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate glands at base; rudimentary pistil glabrous. Fruit oblong, 14-16 × 6-8 mm, seated on entire cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 11-15 mm, pilose. Fl. Nov-Mar, fr. Aug-Sep.
● Thickets on calcareous rocks, mixed mountain forests; 1000-2700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.