Description from Flora of China
Gordonia javanica Rollison ex Hooker.
Trees to 20 m tall. Current year branchlets sparsely pubescent to subglabrous; terminal buds white sericeous. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong, 10-15 × 3-5 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green becoming brown when dry, adaxially green, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein and raised on both surfaces, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate. Flowers in a corymbose raceme or sometimes solitary. Pedicel 3-6 cm, ± slender, recurved, glabrous; bracteoles 2, inserted at middle part of pedicel, caducous. Sepals persistent, suborbicular, ca. 5 mm in diam., outside glabrescent, margin ciliolate. Petals pale pink, broadly obovate, ca. 1.5 cm, outside basally yellowish velutinous, apex rounded. Stamens ca. 8 mm; filaments basally adnate with petals. Ovary tomentose; style ca. 8 mm, glabrous; stigma 5, capitate. Capsule globose, 2-2.5 cm in diam.; pericarp woody, splitting into 5 valves. Seeds together with wing ca. 12 × 9 mm. Fl. Jul, fr. Oct-Nov.
Forests; 2000-2500 m. S Yunnan [Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].