Description from Flora of China
Myrsine buxifolia Hance, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., sér. 4, 15: 225. 1861; Distylium buxifolium var. rotundum H. T. Chang; D. lipoense Y. K. Li & X. M. Wang; D. strictum Hemsley.
Shrubs 1–2 m tall; young branches slender, glabrescent, older growth glabrous; internodes 1–2.5 cm. Leaves at least partly spirally and not distichously arranged. Petiole 1–3 mm; leaf blade oblanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, or obovate, 2–5 × 1–1.8 cm, drying discolorous, both surfaces glabrous, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire or apically with 1 tooth on each side, apex acute or obtuse, mucronate; lateral veins 3–6 on each side, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Capsules 0.7–0.9 cm in diam.; persistent styles 1–2 mm. Seeds 4–5 mm. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Aug.
River sides, stream sides; 1000--1200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Zhejiang.