Description from Flora of China
Machilus faberi Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 375. 1891; Phoebe omeiensis R. H. Miao.
Trees, usually 10-15 m tall. Branchlets thick, blackish or blackish brown when dry, glabrous. Petiole 1-2.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially glaucous or glaucous-green, adaxially shiny, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, 7-12(-15) × 2-4.5 cm, thickly leathery or leathery, glabrous on both surfaces or appressed canescent abaxially when young, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially concave, lateral veins 12-15 pairs, veinlets invisible on both surfaces, revolute at margin, base cuneate or rounded-obtuse, usually oblique, apex obtuse or acute, rarely shortly acuminate. Inflorescences many, axillary at lower part of newly sprouted branchlet, 5-12 cm, glabrous, branched at above middle of peduncle, each umbellule with 3-5 flowers. Pedicel 4-5 mm. Flowers yellowish green, 2.5-3 mm. Perianth lobes ovate, glabrous outside, hairy inside and at margin. Filaments glabrous or only hairy at base, those of 3rd series with shortly stipitate or subsessile glands at base. Ovary glabrous; style slender. Fruit globose, 7-9 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel ca. 8 mm, slightly thickened; persistent perianth lobes ovate, leathery, slightly clasping or lax, apex extrorse. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Jul.
● Mountain slopes, broad-leaved forests; 800-1500 m. Guizhou, W Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, C and N Yunnan.