Description from Flora of China
Trees, to 20 m tall. Branchlets subterete, glabrous, with large distinct leaf scars and lenticels. Bud scales pubescent outside. Petiole 1-2.3 cm, stout, hairy; leaf blade broadly obovate-lanceolate or suboblong, 6-18 × 3-9 cm, leathery, abaxially glaucous or not and appressed puberulent, adaxially shiny and glabrous, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially impressed, lateral veins 7-11 pairs, obliquely extended, disappearing near margin, veinlets usually inconspicuous on both surfaces, base attenuate-cuneate, apex obtuse or slightly mucronate, rarely acute. Cymose panicles 7.5-20 cm, thick, puberulent, branched on top of peduncle, lowest ramification ca. 7.5 cm. Pedicel 4-7 mm, pubescent. Flowers yellowish green, 4-5 mm. Perianth lobes subequal, ovate, 3.5-4 × ca. 2.5 mm, pubescent on both surfaces, apex acute. Filaments hairy, those of 3rd series with shortly stipitate glands at base. Ovary ovoid, upper part hairy; style filiform, glabrous; stigma somewhat enlarged or not. Fruit long ovoid, ca. 1.8 × 1 cm; persistent perianth lobes hard, ca. 5 mm, hairy, clasping fruit. Fl. Jun, fr. Nov.
● Limestone hills, mixed forests; 900-1200 m. SE Yunnan.