Description from Flora of China
Phoebe cuneata Blume var. glabra H. Liu.
Trees, usually 5-8 m tall. Branchlets glabrous, older branchlets with conspicuous leaf scars and lenticels. Buds glabrous or puberulent. Petiole 1-2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic, 7-13(-15) × 2-4 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces or puberulent abaxially, midrib and lateral veins more slender, elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, veinlets abaxially conspicuous. Flowers not seen. Infructescences subterminal, 3-7 cm, glabrous. Fruit ellipsoid, 1.1-1.3 cm × 5-7 mm; fruiting pedicel 6-8 mm, slightly thickened; persistent perianth lobes ovate, 3-4 × ca. 2.5 mm, leathery, glabrous outside, gray-brown pubescent inside, apex obtuse, clasping at base of fruit. Fr. Sep-Nov.
Lowlands of mixed forests. SW Guangxi, Hainan [Vietnam].