Description from Flora of China
Symplocos indochinensis H. L. Li; S. kwangtungensis H. L. Li.
Trees to 12 m tall. Young branchlets covered with a mixed indumentum of short hairs and slender 2.5--3 mm hairs. Petiole 4--7 mm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or ovate-elliptic, 6--15.5 X 2--5.5 cm, papery, abaxially with bulbous-based dense patent soft hairs, adaxially long pilose but often soon glabrescent, base acute to cordate, margin entire or minutely denticulate, apex acuminate, lateral veins 4--8 pairs and adaxially impressed. Inflorescences a glomerule, 6--8-flowered; bracts and bractlets persistent, ovate to triangular broadly ovate, 1--2 mm, sparsely to densely appressed pubescent. Ovary 1--2 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes oblong to ovate, 1--1.5 mm, glabrous or sparsely appressed pubescent. Corolla 3--4 mm. Stamens ca. 30. Disc flat or annular, with 5 epipetalous glands, pilose. Drupes green, subglobose, ca. 5 X 5 mm, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov.
Slopes in mixed forests; ca. 800 m. SW Guangdong, Guangxi [Vietnam].