Description from Flora of China
Sycopsis salicifolia Li, J. Arnold Arbor. 25: 241. 1944.
Shrubs to 3 m tall. Leaves at least partly spiral and not distichous. Petiole 3–4 mm; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, 6–9 × 1–1.5 cm, thinly leathery, discolorous, both surfaces glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute; lateral veins 5–7 on each side, abaxially slightly prominent; reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces. Inflorescences 1–2 cm, 1.5–2.5 cm in fruit; bracts ovate, 2–4 mm, pubescent. Floral cup 2–3 mm, bracts preceding flowers, narrowly ovate, 1.8–2 mm, deciduous. Stamens 6–8(–15); filaments 2–4 mm; anthers ellipsoid, 1.8–2 mm; ovary villous. Styles 5–6 mm, pubescent, recurved. Capsules 1 or 2, 7–8 mm, villous, apex acute, persistent floral cup 3–4 mm; persistent styles very short, apex acuminate. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Aug.
Montane forests; 900--1200 m. S Hainan.