Description from Flora of China
Semiliquidambar caudata var. cuspidata (H. T. Chang) H. T. Chang; S. cuspidata H. T. Chang.
Trees evergreen or semievergreen, ca. 10 m tall; young branches pubescent with gray-brown hairs, glabrescent, older growth lenticellate; buds drying red-brown, shiny, subglabrous. Petiole slender, 1.5–4.5 cm; leaf blade ovate, ovate-elliptic, or oblong-ovate, 4–10 × 2–4.5 cm, leathery, base rounded or broadly cuneate, somewhat asymmetrical, margin sparsely or densely serrate, apex caudate-acuminate, prominently 3-veined from base. Male inflorescence not seen. Female inflorescence solitary in leaf axils, opening together with leaves, 18–24-flowered; fruiting peduncle 2.5–3.5 cm, pubescent. Female flowers: staminode teeth persistent, 1–2 mm; styles 3–4 mm. Infructescence subglobose or compressed-globose, ca. 1.5 × 2–2.5 cm (not including styles). Capsules somewhat exserted from infructescence; persistent staminodes spinelike, less than 1 mm. Seeds brown, angular. Fl. Mar–Jun, fr. Jun–Sept.
Forests; 600--1000 m. C. Fujian, S Zhejiang.