|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A herb or subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from more than 25 populations in the eastern Andes. Collected inside the Parque Nacional Llanganates; several other collections are from locales near protected areas like Cayambe-Coca and Sangay. Probably occurs inside the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.