Description from Flora of China
Rhaphiolepis cheniana F. P. Metcalf; R. kwangsiensis H. H. Hu.
Shrubs or small trees, 2.5–6 m tall. Branchlets red when young, grayish brown or brownish black when old, terete, slender, pubescent. Stipules not seen; petiole 5–10 mm, glabrous; leaf blade deep green adaxially, pale green abaxially, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, rarely obovate-oblong, 6–9 × 1.5–2.5 cm, midvein prominent on both surfaces, adaxially lustrous, base attenuate, margin remotely irregularly crenulate, sometimes entire basally, apex acuminate or acute. Panicle terminal, few- to several flowered; peduncle and pedicels pubescent; bracts not seen. Pedicel 2–5 mm. Flowers ca. 1 cm in diam. Hypanthium tubular, abaxially pubescent, adaxially subglabrous. Sepals triangular-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm, abaxially nearly glabrous, adaxially pubescent, apex emarginate. Petals white, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, ca. 6 × 2 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens 20, shorter than petals. Ovary 2-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2, pubescent. Pome blackish brown, globose, 6–9 mm, subglabrous, apex with a pale scar; fruiting pedicel 6–10 mm; subglabrous. Fl. Apr, fr. Oct.
Slopes, forest margins, open forests at mountain summits. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi [Vietnam].