Description from Flora of China
Pittosporum glabratum Lindley var. chinense Pampanini, pro parte.
Shrubs ca. 2 m tall. Young branchlets glabrous; old branchlets lenticellate. Leaves 2–4-clustered at branchlet apex, appearing opposite or verticillate, biennial; petiole 5–8 mm; leaf blade pale brown and glabrous abaxially, dark green and shiny adaxially, dull green after drying, oblanceolate or narrowly oblong, 7–10 × 1.5–2.5 cm, leathery, lateral veins ca. 5-paired, slightly convex abaxially, indistinct adaxially, base narrowly cuneate, margin flat, apex caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences 1–4, terminal, corymbose-umbellate, 9–17-flowered; peduncle 5–8 mm, slightly pubescent; bracts linear, 4–5 mm; pedicels slender, 1.5–2 cm, puberulous. Petals oblanceolate, 10–11 mm, apex rounded or obtuse. Stamens 8–9 mm; filament 5–7 mm; anther 1.5–2 mm. Pistil 7–8 mm; ovary long ovoid, glabrous or puberulous, ovary wall very thin; placentas 2 or 3; ovules 8 or 9; style ca. 3 mm. Capsule ellipsoid; placentas in middle part of valves; stipe 2–6 cm, glabrous. Seeds 7 or 8, 3–5 mm; funicle slender, ca. 2 mm. Fl. Mar–May, fr. Jun–Nov.
Forests, thickets, stream sides in valleys; 900--1800 m. Guizhou, NW Hubei, Sichuan.