Description from Flora of China
Lindera strychnifolia (Siebold & Zuccarini) Fernández-Villar var. limprichtii (H. Winkler) Yen C. Yang.
Evergreen trees, ca. 10 m tall. Branchlets brown, white pubescent, later deciduous, with thin layer of white exudations on branch surface, usually becoming yellowish brown, laxly lenticellate. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm, densely pubescent, later glabrous; leaf blade grayish white abaxially, dark green adaxially, broadly elliptic or broadly ovate, sometimes elliptic or ovate, 6-11 × 2.5-6(-7.5) cm, subleathery, densely adnate-pubescent abaxially, later glabrous or laxly slightly pubescent, densely adnate-pubescent adaxially, later pubescent, deciduous, and glabrous, base rounded, apex acute, sometimes acuminate or caudate-acuminate. Umbels 6-8, inserted at short branch in leaf axil, ca. 6-flowered. Male flowers: pedicels 3-4 mm, white pubescent; tepals ca. 3.2 × 1.5 mm in outer whorl, ca. 2.2 × 1.3 mm in inner whorl; stamens equal to length of tepals; filament white pubescent, 2-glandular at base in 3rd whorl; glands elliptic, stipitate; reduced pistil ca. 3 mm; ovary ovate, ca. 1 mm, ovary and style densely white pubescent. Female flowers: pedicels 3-4 mm, white pubescent; tepals 6, narrowly elliptic, apex rounded, ca. 2.7 × 1 mm in outer whorl, slightly short in inner whorl; reduced stamens fasciated, ca. 2.3 mm, slightly wide near apex, laxly pubescent, 2-glandular at filament base in 3rd whorl; glands elliptic, stipitate. Fruits ellipsoid, ca. 9 × 6 mm; stipes usually 1 cm, sometimes up to 1.5 cm, inflated at apex, ca. 3 mm in diam., pubescent, later deciduous. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Sep.
● Forests, roadsides, valleys; 1000-2200 m. Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan.