The Chinese alangium (Alangium chinense) belongs to the family Alangiaceae. It is a tall deciduous tree that is native to central and southern China, Bhutan, Nepal to India. This tree grows in forests and forest margins, and can reach about 15 m in height. The barks are pale gray and smooth. The branches are zig-zagged. The leaves are ovate to cordate, and entire or with few shallow lobes. The cymes are borne on the axils and the white flowers bloom from May to in July. The petals are strongly-excurved. The fruits are ovate-round drupes and ripen black in September to October.