|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 endemic to Ecuador, where it grows in lower Andean forest on both sides of the Andes and in coastal foothill forest. For several years, the species was known only from the type locale in Zamora-Chinchipe province, but now there are records in more than 10 other locales. The most abundant population is on the Baeza-Tena-Puyo road. Protected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.