Description from Flora of China
Trees, to 10 m tall; young branches drying dark brown, stellately lepidote. Petiole 2.5–4 cm; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 7–11 × 3–6 cm, abaxially gray-white, lepidote, adaxially drying dark green, not shiny, base broadly cuneate, apex mucronate; obscurely 3-veined, lateral veins 8 or 9 on each side at ca. 75° to midrib, obscure on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Infructescences 2.5–3.5 cm wide; fruiting peduncle 1–1.5 cm, stout, pubescent. Capsules 5, narrowly ovoid, 1.5–2 × 1.1–1.4 cm, glabrous, apex acute; styles persistent, short. Seeds dark brown, flattened, ca. 6 × 4 mm, narrowly winged. Fl. Mar–Jun, fr. Aug–Sep.
Slopes in evergreen forests; 2000--2400 m. SE Yunnan.