|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 terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador. One of the nine endemic Gesneriaceae species recorded in the Ila mountains, on the foothills of the western cordillera of the Andes. The best-known population occurs on the provincial borders of Los Ríos and Pichincha. There is also one record east of Cerro El Centinela in the Ila mountains, in Cotopaxi province. Since most of the El Centinela forest has been destroyed and the species does not occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, it should be considered Critically Endangered. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.