Description from Flora of China
Shrubs or trees, 2-5 m tall. Young branches reddish brown to grayish brown, glabrous or subglabrous; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds densely yellowish brown villous. Petiole ca. 1 mm, villous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 5-10 × 1.5-3 cm, leathery to thinly leathery, abaxially yellowish brown when dry, sparsely pubescent, and villous along midvein, adaxially green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially impressed, base obliquely rounded to subcordate, margin closely serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster. Pedicel 1.5-3 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. l mm, apex obtuse; sepals ovate to suborbicular, ca. 2 mm, leathery, outside pubescent, apex subrounded; petals oblong, ca. 4 mm; stamens 12-15; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers; petals oblong-obovate, ca. 4 mm; ovary ovoid, glabrous; style ca. 2 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit not seen. Fl. Nov-Dec.
● Forests or thickets on mountain slopes; 1200-2600 m. SE Yun-nan.