|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from 12 populations. Nearly all are from Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, with the exception of one from Sevilla de Oro in Azuay province, and one from Morona-Santiago, on the Sígsig–Gualaquiza road. Three populations are reported inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Considered Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1999 (VU B1+2c) (Oldfield et al. 1998) and "Rare" in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 1998 – Rare (R)
- 1998 – Vulnerable (VU)