Description from Flora of China
Magnolia leveilleana (Dandy) Figlar; Michelia cavaleriei H. Léveillé (1911), not Finet & Gagnepain (1906); M. chongjiangensis Y. K. Li & X. M. Wang; M. longipetiolata C. Y. Wu ex Y. W. Law & Y. F. Wu.
Trees, to 15 m tall, to 30 cm d.b.h. Young twigs appressed pubescent; buds ovoid, ca. 1 cm, densely red villous. Stipules free from petiole. Petiole 2.5-3 cm, appressed pubescent, without a stipular scar; leaf blade broadly to narrowly obovate, 7.5-10.5 × 2.8-3.8 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces pubescent when young, midvein flat to adaxially slightly prominent, secondary veins 6-10 on each side of midvein and adaxially prominent, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, apex acute. Flowers not seen. Stamen scar band in fruit ca. 8 mm. Fruiting brachyblasts ca. 3 mm. Fruiting gynophore 1-1.5 cm. Fruit 7-9 cm; undeveloped carpels ca. 20; mature carpels 7-12, blackish brown, ovoid, ca. 1.2 × 0.9 cm, lenticellate and villous, completely 2-valved. Fr. Sep-Oct.
● Forests; 1000-1500 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Yunnan.