Description from Flora of China
Trees to 20 m tall. Branchlets dark gray, stout, densely rusty tomentose when young, glabrescent. Stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 2–3.5 cm, glabrous or nearly so; leaf blade oblong, elliptic, or subobovate, 10–17 × 4–7 cm, leathery, midvein prominent abaxially, lateral veins 9–18 pairs, reticulate veins conspicuous, abaxially initially rusty pubescent, glabrescent, adaxially lustrous, glabrous, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, margin entire basally, remotely serrate apically, apex acuminate. Panicle ca. 15 cm in diam., many flowered; peduncle brownish yellow tomentose; bracts caducous, not seen. Pedicel short or nearly absent. Flowers ca. 2 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, abaxially brown tomentose. Sepals ovate, ca. 2 mm, abaxially densely brownish yellow tomentose. Petals yellow, obovate, 6–8 × 5–6 mm. Stamens 20. Ovary densely pubescent apically, 2- or 3-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2 or 3, connate basally or throughout. Pome dark brown, globose, ca. 7 mm in diam., densely brownish yellow tomentose; fruiting pedicel 2–3 mm, densely brownish pubescent. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Sep–Oct.
Mixed forests on slopes; 1700--2500 m. NW Yunnan [Myanmar].