|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, where it occurs in lowland forest on both sides of the Andes. The original description is from a collection in coastal Esmeraldas province, but most of the collections are from near the Amazonian Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno. It is possible that the specimens from Cuyabeno represent a different species, and before a IUCN category is assigned a taxonomic review is necessary. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.