Description from Flora of China
Holigarna racemosa Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832, 2: 82. 1832.
Trees, 8-18 m tall; branchlets grayish brown, glabrous, striate and lenticellate. Petiole 1-2 cm, robust, grooved above; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 20-34 × 5-10 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, adaxially lucid, abaxially glaucescent, base cuneate to rounded, margin entire, usually crisped, apex acuminate, lateral veins 15-20 pairs, impressed adaxially, prominent abaxially. Inflorescences paniculate or racemose, 2-10 cm, minutely pubescent to glabrescent; floral subtending bract triangular-ovate, ca. 0.5 mm. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm. Calyx glabrous, with obtuse-triangular, ca. 0.7 mm lobes. Petals ovate to broadly ovate, erect, 2.5-3 × ca. 1.7 mm, glabrous. Stamen filaments subulate, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers ovate-cordate, versatile; pistillode missing in male flower. Ovary inferior in hermaphrodite flower, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., glabrous; style ca. 1 mm. Drupe elliptic, ca. 2 cm in diam. Fr. Apr-Jun.
Dense lowland forests; 100-900 m. SE Yunnan (Hekou, Jinping, Maguan) [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam].