|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Santiana, J., Cerón, C. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from two records. One is a 1933 collection from the Río Chanchán valley, near Huigra, at 1260 m above sea level. The second collection was made at an unknown locale in Pichincha province in 1927. The species may still occur in forest fragments surrounding Huigra, a poorly explored epicenter of Ecuador's endemic plants. The principal threats are fire, grazing and agriculture. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.