|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to the Ecuadorean Andes, where it is known from five collections, several from the nineteenth century and in unknown locales. Specific records are from the peak of Cerro Naupán and Las Cruces, but it is not clear whether this latter locality refers to sites in Cañar or Azuay provinces. Pringle (1995) mentions that due to their great morphological variation, all G. albiflora specimens may be hybrids, but recommends that they be considered a distinct species. May occur inside the Parque Nacional Sangay. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.