|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub or subshrub endemic to Ecuador. Twenty to thirty collections are known, mainly from lower eastern Andean forest, but also from lowland Amazonia. The two Amazon collections may represent a different species, but the scarce collection material does not permit a clear distinction. Protected in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, in the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.