Evergreen shrubs or subshrubs, 2-4 m tall, sometimes climbing. Petiole sturdy, less than ca. 1 cm; leaf blade ovate to long elliptic, 6-12 × 2-3 cm, base subrounded, cuneate or attenuate, margin obscurely entire, crenulate, or sparsely large crenate, apex acuminate or acute, even caudate; lateral veins 5-7 pairs, appearing as rugae on surface, impressed adaxially and prominent abaxially, curved forward, netting and disappeared before reaching margin. Peduncle 2-3 cm, sturdy, several flowered. Flowers 4-merous, ca. 6 mm in diam.; sepals semiorbicular, small; petals orbicular, from light pink (immature) to yellow-green (mature), nearly rounded. Ovary small verrucose. Capsule globose, 5-6 mm in diam., lavender-white when fresh (from record), brown or yellow when dry, 4-lobed. Aril orange. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Jul-Nov.
Mixed forests, forest ravines; 1200-2900 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bangladesh, India (Assam), Myanmar, Thailand].