Description from Flora of China
Corylopsis cavaleriei H. Léveillé; C. cordata Merrill ex Li; C. multiflora var. cordata (Merrill ex Li) H. T. Chang; C. multiflora var. parvifolia H. T. Chang; C. stenopetala Hayata; C. wilsonii Hemsley.
Young branches tomentose. Leaf blade obovate, obovate-elliptic, or almost circular, 7–15 × 4–8 cm, abaxially drying gray-white, stellately pubescent at least along veins. adaxially pubescent along veins. Peduncle pubescent; general bracts 1.5–2 cm, abaxially pubescent with gray-white hairs; bracts ovate, 6–7 mm, pubescent; bracteole 1, oblong, ca. 5 mm, pubescent. Petals oblanceolate, 4–5 × 1.5–2 mm. Stamens 6–7 mm, exserted from corolla. Capsules sessile, hard woody, 12–20 × 8–14 mm; pericarp thick, glabrous. Seeds 8–10 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Sep.
Forests; ca. 1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Taiwan, Yunnan.