Description from Flora of China
Gironniera chinensis Bentham; G. nervosa Planchon var. subaequalis (Planchon) Kurz.
Trees, 10-20(-30) m tall, d.b.h. 25-50(-100) cm, dioecious. Bark gray to dark gray, smooth. Branchlets yellowish green or brown, covered with hirsute hairs. Stipules opposite, lanceolate, 1-2.7 cm, abaxially strigose. Petiole 4-12 mm, strigose; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 10-25 × 4.5-10 cm, leathery, abaxially green, scabridulous, and with appressed hairs on major veins, adaxially pale green and glabrous, base ± symmetric, margin bluntly serrate or subentire, apex shortly caudate-acuminate; secondary veins 8-12 on each side of midvein. Rachis sparsely strigose. Male inflorescences highly branched. Female inflorescences racemose. Male flowers: ca. 2 mm in diam., tepals and anthers strigose. Infructescences with 1-5 drupes. Drupes subsessile or short-stalked, broadly ovoid to broadly ellipsoid, 4-8 mm in diam., laterally compressed; perianth and style persistent; endocarp reddish orange when mature, with 2 obtuse ribs. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. most of the year.
The wood is used for furniture and other purposes, the bark fiber is used for manufacturing staple rayon, and the leaves are used medicinally.
Valleys, beside streams; 100-800 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].