Description from Flora of China
Shrubs evergreen, 1-3(-5) m tall. Branchlets gray or yellowish, terete, puberulent; lenticels numerous and conspicuous; leaf scars circular, convex; current year’s branchlets slender, longitudinally angular; terminal buds conical, densely puberulent. Stipules deltoid, minute, puberulent; petiole 3-6 mm, puberulent, longitudinally and broadly sulcate adaxially; leaf blade brown-olivaceous when dry, shiny or opaque adaxially, oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-7.5 × 1-2 cm, leathery, abaxially puberulent or glabrescent, adaxially slightly puberulent or only midvein puberulent, midvein slightly raised abaxilly, glabrous or puberulent, flat or slightly impressed adaxially, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, obscure on both surfaces, reticulate veins absent, base obtuse or broadly cuneate, margin entire or with 1 or 2 bristly teeth at distal end, apex long acuminate, acumen 7-15 mm. Inflorescences: cymes, fasciculate, axillary on leaves or scales, puberulent. Male inflorescences: cymes of order 2 or 3, 3-7-flowered; peduncles 3-6 mm; secondary axis 1-2 mm; pedicels 1-3 mm; bracteoles 1 or 2, basal, ciliate; flowers white, fragrant, 4-merous; calyx patelliform, puberulent, shallowly 4-lobed, lobes ovate, ciliate; corolla rotate, ca. 5 mm in diam., petals ovate-oblong, ca. 2 mm, basally slightly connate; stamens ca. as long as petals, anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm; rudimentary ovary pulvinate, rostellate. Female inflorescences: 1-flowered cymes; calyx and corolla as in male flowers; staminodes ca. 2/3 as long as petals, sterile anthers sagittate, apex truncate; ovary ovoid, ca. 1.8 mm, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., stigma discoid, convex, 4-lobed. Fruit red, globose; persistent calyx explanate, lobes orbicular, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid, convex; pyrenes unknown. Fl. May, fr. Jul-Oct. 2n = 40*.
● Dense forests, thickets, mountains; 800-1200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, S Hunan (Yizhang).