Description from Flora of China
Phoebe sheareri (Hemsley) Gamble var. longepaniculata H. Liu.
Large trees, to 30 m tall. Bark yellowish gray. Branchlets robust, 5-6 mm in diam. at middle, densely yellowish brown tomentose, older ones with conspicuous leaf scars. Petiole 1-2.5 cm, thick, densely yellowish brown or gray-black tomentose; leaf blade obovate-elliptic or broadly obovate-lanceolate, 10-23 × 5-9 cm, abaxially densely yellowish brown villous, adaxially glabrous or with scattered appressed hairs or hairy along veins only, midrib adaxially concave, lateral veins slender, 12-20 pairs, anastomosing at margin, veinlets abaxially distinct, base narrowly cuneate, apex acute or obtuse-acute. Panicles arising from middle and lower part of newly sprouted branchlet, 4.5-22(-25) cm, branched near top of peduncle, yellowish brown tomentose. Pedicel short, 2-3 mm, hairy. Flowers yellowish, 4-5 mm. Perianth lobes ovate, subequal, ca. 4 mm, apex acute, densely yellowish brown tomentose on both surfaces. Filaments long white tomentose, those of 3rd series with sessile glands at base. Ovary ovoid, upper part hairy; style slender; stigma dish-shaped. Fruit ovoid, to 1.3 cm × ca. 7 mm, glabrous; fruiting pedicel not enlarged; persistent perianth lobes leathery, clasping base of fruit. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jun-Jul.
● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; usually 800-1500 m. S Yunnan.