Description from Flora of China
Shrubs or small trees, to 6 m tall; young branches densely stellately lepidote, older growth drying gray-brown, glabrescent, lenticellate; buds ovoid, minute, densely stellately lepidote. Petiole 8–12 mm, stellately lepidote; leaf blade obovate or obovate-oblong, 5–10 × 2.5–4.5 cm, drying discolorous, abaxially densely silver-gray lepidote, adaxially glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse or rounded; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces. Infructescences 3–5 cm, fruiting peduncle lepidote. Flowers not seen. Capsules narrowly ovoid-globose, 1.4–1.6 × 0.6–0.8 cm, densely gray lepidote, base cuneate, apex acuminate, dehiscing by two 2-lobed valves; persistent styles 2–3 mm. Seeds ovoid, 5–6 mm. Fr. Aug.
Montane evergreen forests; 800--1000 m. N Guangdong (Ruyuan Yaozu Zizhixian), Guangxi, S Hunan (Jianghua Yaozu Zizhixian).