A tree 50 or more ft high, the young shoots downy, glandular. Leaves 8 to 12 in. long composed usually of seven or nine leaflets, which are oblong or oval, very obliquely tapered or rounded at the base, pointed or blunt at the apex, finely toothed, 21⁄2 to 5 in. long, 1 to 21⁄2 in. wide, dark glossy green, and glabrous except for fine down on the midrib on both surfaces; common stalk not winged, downy. Male catkins slender, 21⁄2 to 4 in. long, frequently in pairs. Fruiting catkin 8 to 10 in. long, each nut surrounded by a wing, the whole forming a circular disk 11⁄2 to 21⁄2 in. across.
Native of the mountains of Central China; discovered by Henry in 1888, and introduced by Wilson for Messrs Veitch in 1901. The fruits of this species are very remarkable, suggesting miniature cymbals; in having the wing continuous all round the nut, they distinguish it from all other species. Seeds were again sent by Wilson during his later journeys.