|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's northwestern Andes, where it is known from five locales in wet sites and on riverbanks. In very wet conditions, the species can grow above 2000 m elevation. Common on the Santo Domino–Quito road (to Chiriboga). Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but present in the Río Guajalito private reserve and could grow in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.