Description from Flora of China
Meliosma donnaiensis Gagnepain; M. paupera var. repandoserrata Merrill.
Trees small or medium-sized, to 9 m tall, evergreen. Young branchlets pubescent, glabrous when old. Leaves simple; petiole 7-13 mm, concave and pubescent adaxially, narrowly winged; leaf blade oblanceolate or narrowly ovate, 5.5-14 × 1-3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially pubescent and adaxially only on midvein, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, slender, ascending or running into teeth, attenuate to base, margin entire or sparsely 1-4-serrate from middle to apex, apex acuminate. Panicle terminal, 7-14 cm, 3(or 4) × branched, sparsely pubescent. Pedicel ca. 1 mm or flowers subsessile. Flowers ca. 1 mm in diam. Sepals 5, broadly ovate, ca. 0.7 mm, 2 outer ones smaller and narrower, ciliate. Petals: 3 outer ones broadly ovate or orbicular, ca. 1 mm wide; 2 inner ones ca. 0.6 mm, slightly bifid at an obtuse angle, apex rounded, ciliate. Stamens ca. 0.7 mm. Pistil nearly equal to stamens; ovary glabrous. Drupe globose, 4-5 mm in diam.; endocarp subglobose, 3-4 mm in diam., midrib slightly prominent. Fl. summer, fr. Aug-Oct.
Jungles, forests, valleys, streamsides; 200-1500 m. N and W Guangdong, Guangxi, S Guizhou, S Jiangxi, SE Yunnan [Vietnam].