Description from Flora of China
Sycopsis tutcheri Hemsley, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 29: t. 2834. 1907; S. oblanceolata H. T. Chang.
Shrubs or small trees, to 12 m tall; young branches and petioles with sessile, peltate scales, glabrescent. Petiole 3–5 mm, persistently densely lepidote; leaf blade elliptic or obovate, 3–6 × 2–4 cm, discolorous, both surfaces glabrescent, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse or subrounded; lateral veins 5 on each side, adaxially impressed; reticulate veins prominent abaxially, obscure adaxially. Flowers not seen. Pedicel 3–6 mm. Capsules 1–5, 10–13 mm, yellow-brown villous, apex acute to subacute, persistent floral cup 4–5 mm, with sessile scales; persistent styles very short. Seeds 4–5 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Sep.
Mountains in evergreen forests; 800--1000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan.