Description from Flora of China
Rapanea kwangsiensis E. Walker, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 21: 479. 1931; R. kwangsiensis var. lanceolata C. Y. Wu & C. Chen.
Trees 5-6 m tall. Branchlets terete, 5-7 mm in diam., rugose, glabrous. Petiole marginate, 1-2.5 cm; leaf blade obovate or broadly oblanceolate, 14-24 × 3.5-8 cm, leathery, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire, slightly revolute, apex broadly acute; midrib and lateral veins flattened adaxially, lateral veins raised abaxially, marginal vein obscure. Bracts broadly ovate, glabrous, sparsely ciliate. Flowers 5(or 6)-merous, 3.5-4 mm. Pedicel 4-6(-8) mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes spreading, nearly free, ovate 1-2 mm, glabrous, obscurely punctate, margin entire, without cilia, apex acute. Petals oblong or lanceolate, 3.5-4 mm, punctate, glabrous or glandular granulose inside an on margin entire. Staminate flowers unknown. Ovary glabrous. Stigma lobed or subligulate, usually punctate near apex. Fruit purple or purplish red, globose or ovoid, 4-5 mm in diam., longitudinally ribbed, punctate. Fl. and fr. May.
Evergreen broad-leaved forests, mixed forests, valleys, limestone hillsides; 700-1500 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Xizang (Linzhi), Yunnan