|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 coastal Ecuador, where it is known from four locales. The largest population is near the Hacienda Clementina in Cerro Samama. More common in primary forest, but also collected in shady spots in secondary forest. The principal threat is deforestation by loggers and settlers. Remnant populations may survive in El Oro (Nueva Piñas) and Los Ríos (Ila mountains, Cerro El Centinela).