Description from Flora of China
Distylium myricoides var. nitidum H. T. Chang.
Shrubs or small trees; young branches stellately lepidote, older growth drying gray-brown, glabrescent, lenticellate; buds stellately pubescent, stellately lepidote. Petiole 5–8 mm, lepidote hairy; leaf blade oblong or oblanceolate, 5–11 × 2–4 cm, drying discolorous, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or toothed above middle, apex acute; lateral veins 6 on each side, reticulate veins somewhat prominent abaxially. Inflorescences 1–3 cm; peduncle lepidote. Bracts lanceolate, 2–3 mm. Floral bracts 2–3 mm, lepidote. Stamen filaments less than 2 mm; anthers red, 2–3 mm. Ovary stellately pubescent; styles 6–8 mm. Capsules ovoid-globose or subovoid, 1–1.2 cm, stellately pubescent with yellow-brown hairs, apex acute or obtuse, dehiscing by 4 valves. Seeds 6–7 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.
Distylium myricoides var. macrocarpum C. Y. Wu (Fl. Yunnan. 1: 134. 1977) was described from Yunnan (Funing Xian), but two type specimens (flowering and fruiting) were indicated, so the name is invalid under Art. 8.1 and 37 of the St. Louis Code.
Montane evergreen forests; 500--800 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, E Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, SE Yunnan (Funing Xian), Zhejiang.